SCHENECTADY — A woman is facing charges after she injured an Ellis Hospital nurse on Saturday, authorities said.
Sheymonie Pittman, 22, of Robinson Street, was charged with one count of second-degree assault, a felony.
She is accused of struggling with the uniformed nurse at about 9:30 p.m. at the hospital, injuring the nurse’s ring finger, according to court documents. The nurse required medical treatment.
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She also faces a violation harassment count, accused of shoving another person around the same time as the alleged assault, police said. Whether that individual worked at the hospital was not included in the court documents.
The felony assault charge was filed because the victim was on duty at the time of the alleged assault. Nurses are on a list of protected professionals, police officers are also on the list, that makes it a felony charge if someone assaults them while they are performing their official duties.
Pittman’s arrest is the second this month in which someone was charged with assaulting a nurse at Ellis Hospital.
Alonna Hilts, 28, of North Church Street, was charged on Jan. 15 with second-degree assault related to a Jan. 3 incident at the facility.
Hilts is accused of punching a nurse in the eye, causing the nurse to suffer a concussion, according to police allegations in that case.
Pittman has since been released on bond. Hilts remained held Wednesday.
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