Prairie Post (West Edition)

Police charge male in connection with assault of emergency room nurse


Lethbridge Police have charged an 18-year-old man in connection with the assault of an emergency room nurse.

On Oct. 7 at approximat­ely 11:44 p.m. police responded to Chinook Regional Hospital after a report that an ER nurse had been assaulted by patient. Investigat­ion determined the subject, who had been brought in by EMS for treatment, choked, assaulted and threatened to kill a female nurse. EMS and a Peace Officer intervened to stop the assault and the subject was taken into custody by hospital security prior to police arrival.

Jolt Jessen Black Water, 18, of Cardston, is charged with assault by choking, assault and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm.

Black Water was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court November 16, 2022.

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