ANACONDA – A patient at Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs is charged with felony aggravated assault after punching a nurse in the face late last year.
Dean Standing, 23, will make his initial appearance Wednesday morning before Judge Ray Dayton in Anaconda district court.
Court documents allege Standing was upset with staff on Nov. 10, 2012 for being required to take his medications, punched the nurse and knocked her to the floor. The victim suffered a fractured nose and fractured left orbital socket that caused damage to her left eye.
As of Jan. 10, the injuries still have not fully healed, according to the same documents.
Standing was not arrested, and was instead held in isolation at the hospital. He is represented by a public defender.
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