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Casey Co. Man Accused Of Assaulting Nurses, Officer

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Casey County man is facing felony assault charges after an alleged attack on two nurses and a police officer.

Austin L. Scott, 24, of Liberty, was indicted in Casey Circuit Court, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced Wednesday morning.

Scott faces one count each of third-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening, fourth-degree assault, harassment and second-degree disorderly conduct.

Third-degree assault is a felony, while the remaining charges are misdemeanors.

Authorities accuse Scott of kicking and spitting on nurses Tuesday at a hospital as they attempted to treat him for undisclosed reasons. Scott also allegedly kicked and threatened an officer who was present.

Scott will be arraigned March 12.

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