The 37-year-old Rockland man charged with felony assault after police were called to an area hospital in response to a staffer who had been attacked is due to return to court.
Butterfield was arraigned and remanded to the Rockland County Jail, where he is awaiting a court date.
Steven T. Butterfield, 37, of Bardonia, was arrested Friday, Oct. 5 after Orangetown Police were called to the emergency department of Nyack Montefiore Hospital in connection with a person who had received head injuries, said Orangetown Police Sgt. Joseph Sullivan.
According to Sullivan, the victim told hospital officials and police that Butterfield had punched them with a closed fist in the head causing injuries that required medical treatment.
Since the victim was acting in an official capacity as a medical professional in the emergency department, the charge went from misdemeanor assault to a felony under NYS Penal Law.
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