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UPMC assault suspect charged

| Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012, 4:22 a.m.

Charges have been filed against a Braddock man accused of assaulting a UPMC McKeesport employee over the weekend.

Jamey Devon Green, 21, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment for alleged attacking hospital employee Colleen Heinric, 55, early Saturday morning.

Heinric reportedly was beaten by Green after she discovered him near a secured exit on the fifth floor of the hospital's Crawford Building, an area designated for behavioral health patients.

Green reportedly said, “Come here, I need to show you something,” to Heinric and walked toward the door. Heinric told police she was fearful of Green and turned her back and walked away.

Green is accused of knocking Heinric to her knees, putting his arm around her neck and punching her six or seven times in the face.

The criminal complaint says Green took Heinric's keys, which fell out of her pocket during the assault, and fled out the door. Heinric reportedly had a bloody mouth and swelling and bruises around her left eye and right forehead when police arrived. She was complaining of hip pain and had trouble standing on her own.

Green fled down the steps and out of the building, pulling several fire alarms on his way. Responding police found Green naked in a hospital parking lot claiming to be Jesus Christ. He was taken back to the behavioral health ward.

The charging report also states that a UPMC administrator on duty at the time refused to give police any information about Green, citing concerns about federal privacy laws. Heinric gave investigators Green's name.

Another employee told investigating officers that she witnessed the assault. She said she heard Heinric screaming and saw Green flee.

In June, Green was arrested by Allegheny County Housing police for carrying a firearm without a license and carrying a loaded weapon. He's awaiting trial in Allegheny County Court of Common pleas in that case.

Eric Slagle is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-664-9161, ext. 1966, or eslagle@tribweb.com.

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