Man accused of hitting girlfriend with bat, assaulting doctor
By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — A Salisbury man is accused of assaulting a doctor in the emergency room Saturday night, authorities said, after allegedly hitting his girlfriend in the head with a baseball bat.
A Salisbury Police report said officers took 46-year-old Wayne Stevenson Evans into custody Sunday night when he was released from Rowan Regional Medical Center.
Hospital officials kept Evans for about 24 hours after the incident.
He was placed under a $750,000 bond Sunday night.
A police report said Evans hit his girlfriend, Ronda Walton, of Grant Street, in the face and head with a baseball bat at a home on Vance Avenue.
Walton’s daughter tried to call 911, authorities said, but Evans grabbed the cell phone and broke it.
As he was fighting for the phone, Walton grabbed the bat and hit him in the head, police said.
Evans fell back, grabbed a set of car keys and left.
Officers met with Walton and several juveniles who were inside the house when the incident happened.
Walton told police the fighting began after he suddenly began yelling obscenities at her.
While authorities were speaking to witnesses, they received calls from the emergency room about Evans fighting a doctor.
It did not indicate the doctor’s name, condition or who restrained Evans.
Evans, of East Lafayette Street, was charged with felony assault on emergency personnel, misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, two counts of assault on a female by a male over 18 years old, misdemeanor injury to personal property and misdemeanor interfering with emergency communication.
He was in jail Monday morning.