Man accused of assaulting 5 in hospital emergency room

The man accused of attacking strangers inside a hospital emergency room told police someone had provoked him. But when investigators reviewed surveillance footage, there was no evidence that anyone prompted the assaults, according to police.

Chase Moses, 31, allegedly started throwing punches Wednesday night at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, Marietta police said. One man, Jason Haynes, was attacked from behind and knocked unconscious as his two children watched, his mother told Channel 2 Action News. At least four other people were hurt.

“This guy came out of nowhere,” Shannon Hill said. “(My son) is just struggling right now to even realize exactly what happened and he’s pretty messed up.”

Haynes will need surgery on his jaw, which is broken in four places, had four teeth knocked out and has bleeding on his brain, Hill said. Haynes does not have medical insurance to help pay for the surgery, Hill said.

Moses was arrested at the hospital and charged with aggravated battery, cruelty to children and other charges. He was being held Thursday night at the Cobb County jail on $35,000 bond.

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