Hospital patient choked by visitor

Miami Valley Hospital (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is in jail after he reportedly choked a hospital patient.

Mug shot of Rodney Hamilton (Montgomery County Jail Photo)
Mug shot of Rodney Hamilton (Montgomery County Jail Photo)

Rodney Hamilton, 34, was arrested on charges of assault.

Police were called to Miami Valley Hospital after 1 a.m. Saturday.

Officers met with the victim who said she had been in the hospital about a week. She told them Hamilton had been coming to visit her. She said when he came to visit her that night, he had the volume very loud on his tablet and she asked him to turn it down. She said Hamilton became angry, threatened her, and choked her when she asked him to leave.

After he left, the victim notified a nurse.

Police stated they caught up with him walking down South Main Street and arrested him.

He is expected in court Monday.

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