Charlotte Man Arrested for Presbyterian Hospital Attacks

A report out of, reveals that a Charlotte man is now behind bars after a hospital employee was attacked and held at gunpoint just outside Presbyterian Hospital. This recent attack marks the third such incident in as many weeks.

The latest assault took place around 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at the main hospital located in the Elizabeth neighborhood. A female employee was leaving work when she was robbed at gunpoint in an elevator in the parking garage adjacent to the hospital’s orthopedic center. Post #2 criminal image 7.20.jpgThankfully, the employee was not injured in the attack. Police say the gunman, Lejarris Williams, took the employee’s purse and ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended by Presbyterian Healthcare Public Safety Officers on a nearby street.

Not all the victims have been as lucky as the woman in this incident. An earlier attack left a nurse badly injured after having been stabbed three times and robbed in another hospital parking lot in the early morning hours of June 27th. Later that same day, another employee, Kelli Hannum, says she was robbed in the parking lot.

Presbyterian Hospital began offering a $10,000 reward on June 28 to help find out who was responsible for the first two attacks. The hospital also beefed up security. Many in the area are relieved at the news of the recent arrest but police have not yet said whether Williams is connected to the two previous attacks.

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