POLICE REPORTS: State Police Investigate Nude Hospital Photos

Updated 6 years ago HNN Staff

The West Virginia State Police are investigating  a former state hospital employee who allegedly took nude pictures of patients.  A Mildred Mitchell Bateman Hospital employee has been fired. Dozens of what have been labeled “improper” photos were found on the man’s phone.

 “We have contacted the authorities and are fully cooperating with the police investigation,” said a news release from the WV Department of Health and Human Services, which has responsibility for the facility. “The protection of our patients is of the utmost importance,” the DHHS statement concluded.

Media reports indicate that the State Police and prosecutors are working together on criminal charges against the former employee. …


A man nabbed Saturday morning October 18 at about 7:30 a.m. tossing items out a window of St. Paul Lutheran Church has been jailed. After he broke the church’s front door, David Thompson locked himself in an upstairs room and toss a computer and other items out the window as officers arrived to arrest him….

 A former Social Security Administrative Law judge at the center of an alleged scandal involving a Kentucky attorney and disability benefits apparently attempted suicide, according to a Barboursville police  report.  The report indicated that David B. Daugherty  was found unconscious inside a car with a tampered exhaust pipe, a garden hose, empty liquor bottle and empty pill container at a church parking lot. A church worker pulled him from the vehicle last week.

Daugherty and  Eric C. Conn have been investigated for “assembly line” approval of benefits  by a U.S. Senate Committee following a Wall Street Journal report.  The former judge was treated and released at an area hospital.


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