CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Kanawha Family Court judge was arrested on a battery charge after an incident at a local hospital where he was visiting a patient.
Mark Snyder, 61, was charged Monday night with battery on a health care provider after an incident at Charleston Area Medical Center's General Hospital.
Snyder had been visiting a patient on the fifth floor of the hospital when he approached nurse Stephanie King at the nurse's station, according to a complaint filed in Kanawha Magistrate Court.
The nurse told city police that Snyder asked her why the patient he was visiting wasn't being cared for and asked her to give the patient medication and make up the bed.
King told Snyder she would go talk to the patient but he allegedly then grabbed her by the arm and tried to pull her down the hall to the patient's room, the complaint said. She told police she jerked away and called for the charge nurse to come talk to him.
She said Snyder was standing in front of her, pointing his finger at her face and was very upset, the complaint said. King said Snyder was yelling at her and accusing her and hospital staff of not providing care for his friend, according to the document.
King told police that she and the charge nurse asked Snyder to leave several times but he refused. Hospital security escorted the judge out of the hospital.
Officer E.J. Tipton wrote in the complaint that King was visibly upset and crying when he spoke with her Monday evening.