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Doctor Arrested For Threatening Employees and Patients
by Christina Maldonado '19
Marian Antoinette Patterson, a doctor from Valdosta, Georgia has been accused of threatening to slit the throats of her employees and patients.
The doctor damaged the wall with a reflex hammer, and was throwing water on employees. Lowndes County Sheriff, Ashley Paulk told news outlets that Marian Antoinette Patterson was charged with three accounts of terroristic threats and one account of false imprisonment. Patterson turned herself in, but was released from jail on bond.
On the twenty-first of February, the family doctor yelled at employee in her office in Valdosta. Repeatedly, the doctor threatened the people that she would “slit their throats” accordingly to a license suspension order from the Georgia Composite Medical Board.
Patterson also threatened to cut one of her employee’s head off, roll it down a hallway and then she’d call the employee’s children, so that they are able to see it. Patients were told that their throats would be slit, and an employee would die if any one of them tried to contact the authorities.
The board had been advised that she appeared to be “under the influence” while at the practices several times. This suspended her license on the fifth of March. It is unclear if Patterson has a lawyer.
Christina Maldonado 19’
Letter to Ambush! Staff
by Sydney Teran
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