A 25-year-old Motley woman faces criminal charges after allegedly damaging property in the emergency room at Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
Sierra Cassandra Riggs was charged Jan. 25 in Crow Wing County District Court in Brainerd with felony first-degree property damage of more than $1,000 and misdemeanor disorderly conduct.
According to the statement of probable cause, Riggs was brought to the emergency room Jan. 23 by staff from a group home in Motley. While she was evaluated by a doctor, she was informed she would be placed on a 72-hour emergency hold. She became enraged and began ripping hospital equipment off of the wall and damaging it, the complaint stated.
Hospital security was called to try to calm her down. Riggs was restrained by security and staff and law enforcement was called. While security and staff were trying to calm Riggs she bit a security officer's hand and caused scratching to a second officer, the complaint stated.
Court documents state Riggs caused in excess of $1,000 damage to the medical center equipment.