Louisville woman charged with assaulting HMH security


A Louisville woman was arrested Thursday night after reportedly assaulting staff at Hardin Memorial Hospital.

Summer Underwood, 22, was being treated at HMH and became agitated, the citation stated. She was being placed into restraints and scratched two HMH security guards. Both had visible scratch marks on their arms, authorities said.

The citation went on to say Underwood spat blood in the face, hair and uniform of a nurse and told the nurse she had HIV/AIDs that would kill the nurse.

Underwood was cleared by the hospital, arrested by the Elizabethtown Police Department and transported to the Hardin County Detention Center.

She is charged with one count of first-degree wanton endangerment and two counts of fourth-degree assault, minor injury.

First-degree wanton endangerment is a Class D felony punishable by one to five years in prison, if convicted. Fourth-degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison, if convicted.

Being held in the jail on a $5,000 cash bond, Underwood is scheduled to appear at 9 a.m. Friday in Hardin District Court.

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