Just days after Central Regional Hospital learned they will continue to get funding from Medicaid and Medicare programs after passing a three-day inspection process, another incident rears its ugly head.

An employee of Central Regional Hospital faces charges he assaulted a youth at the psychiatric facility, police said Monday.

The Butner Public Safety Department issued warrants for Hilbert Reddick, 51, of Durham, on charges of assault of a child under 12 and assault on a handicapped person. The warrants were sent to Durham for officers to arrest Reddick, but he wasn’t in custody as of Monday afternoon.

The charges stem from an alleged assault on Feb. 8 at the hospital’s John Umstead campus, which is where adolescent patients are treated. No other details were immediately available.

Warrants were issued after the patient’s mother pressed her case with the Granville County District Attorney’s Office.

There is one detail left out of this story that should be investigated further. The fact warrants were issued suggest probable cause of some wrong doing and having a criminal history doesn’t bode well for the employee.

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