A Casey County man accused of assaulting and harassing two nurses last year was indicted Friday, according to the office of the Kentucky Attorney General.
Austin L. Scott, 24, of Liberty is facing charges of assault, terroristic threatening, harassment and disorderly conduct stemming from an incident in February 2017, according to the attorney general’s office.
Scott is accused of kicking one nurse and spitting on another while they tried to treat him at a hospital, according to the attorney general’s office. He is also accused of kicking a police officer during the same incident.
The charges against Scott were filed in Casey County, but the name of the hospital where the assault reportedly occurred was not immediately released.
“Our hardworking health-care providers and law enforcement leave their families every day to go to work and better all our families,” Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said in a news release. “When their lives are threatened, my office will respond.”
If convicted, Scott could face a prison sentence of one to five years, according to the attorney general’s office.