Authorities say a Batesville man is facing two felony charges after law enforcement officials were called to an altercation between a doctor and a patient at an area hospital.

Independence County Circuit Court information filed on Monday says officers were dispatched to the emergency room at White River Medical Center on Oct. 7th regarding an altercation involving a patient.

Authorities arriving on scene saw a man identified as Adam Scott Dale age 41, being restrained on the hallway floor in the Emergency Room by several staff members and an Independence County Sheriff’s Department matron.

Court information stated after Dale was restrained and assisted to his feet, officers were in the process of walking Dale through the ER when he kicked another officer and began to resist.

After getting Dale to a patrol vehicle, Dale allegedly spit in another officer’s face.

Dale also lunged himself into an officer as he was placed into his holding cell at the Independence County Detention Facility.

The incident started as hospital staff was escorting Dale outside of a patient room. Staff and doctors said Dale was using profanity and being aggressive.

Batesville Police said video footage showed Dale punching one doctor in the face and then punching the doctor a second time before the doctor took Dale to the floor.

He is facing one felony charge of second-degree battery; one felony charge of aggravated assault upon a law enforcement officer or correctional facility employee; one misdemeanor charge of second-degree assault; one misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct; and one misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Adam Scott Dale is currently being held in the Independence County Detention Facility on a bond of $10,000.

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