Assault in ER

A Laurens man was charged yesterday with assaulting a healthcare employee attempting to treat him in Laurens County Hospital Monday. Prisma Health Police charged 38-year-old Warren Matthew Cook of 203 Creamer Street, Laurens with Assault and Battery 2nd Degree.

Prisma Health Officer Donald Knight states that Warren Matthew Cook intentionally committed battery upon the victim by pulling a knife on her while she was attempting to provide healthcare service in Emergency Department room 2 Monday.

A $10,000 cash or surety bond was set during arraignment. Mr. Cook remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.