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Murphysboro man accused of public intoxication, aggravated assault


A Murphysboro, Illinois man is facing charges after police say he was intoxicated and assaulted staff at a hospital.

Michael L. Ricketts, 42, was charged with public intoxication and aggravated assault.

According to Murphysboro police, they were dispatched to North 4th Street and Murphy Street around 6:08 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9 for a report of an intoxicated man that had fallen and was possibly injured.

Police say they arrived on the scene and found a man, later identified as Ricketts.

He was taken to the hospital where police say he was treated for minor injuries.

While at the hospital, police say Ricketts assaulted a staff member.

They say he was able to post bond and was issued a Jackson County Court date. He was released without further incident.

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