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Myrtle Beach man charged with assault after hospital workers hit in separate incidents

A 30-year-old Myrtle Beach man was charged with two counts of assault after police said he hit nurses at Grand Strand Regional Hospital in separate incidents on Sunday, according to a police report.

Gary Lamont Bellamy, 30, was charged with two counts of assault and battery after officers were called to the hospital at 809 82nd Parkway, police said.

The first incident occurred about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when a 43-year-old nurse told officers that she went to Bellamy’s room after alarms went off and found he had pulled the call bell out of the wall and knocked over his IV machine, bed table and food, according to the report. The victim and another nurse approached him and he threatened to hit them with the room phone.

The victim got Bellamy to put the phone down, and when she grabbed it he struck her with an open hand, according to the report. Bellamy denied hitting the woman and said he grabbed the phone.

While police were in Bellamy’s room at 9 p.m. Sunday, the officer noted he saw Bellamy hit a 35-year-old woman in the face as she worked to transfer him to another bed, according to the report. Officers jailed Bellamy after he was released from the hospital.

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