LEBANON — A Lempster woman is facing a felony second-degree assault charge, accused of putting a nurse in a headlock and choking her until she was unconscious, according to court records.
Isabelle Montgomery, 45, is also charged with misdemeanor simple assault, according to court records. Police were called to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Nov. 4 by security staff after Montgomery tried to leave the psychiatric unit against doctor’s orders, according to Lebanon Police Lt. Richard Smolenski’s affidavit filed in court.
The security staff told police that several hospital staffers tried to stop Montgomery from leaving the hospital, police said. During the ensuing scuffle, Montgomery got one of the nurses in a headlock and choked her until the nurse lost consciousness, according to the affidavit.
The nurse told police she remembers her vision going dark as Montgomery had her in a headlock, police said. The next thing she knew she woke up in another room not knowing how she got there, according to the affidavit.
Once the staff got the nurse out of the headlock and safe they were then able to get control of Montgomery, putting her on the ground and getting her secure, according to the affidavit.
Montgomery is currently free on personal recognizance bail and is ordered to remain on home confinement at her Lempster property, according to court records.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center representative Rick Adams did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.