Hospital staff, patients say man made threats
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Marmet man was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening staff and patients at Thomas Memorial Hospital.
According to a criminal complaint on file in Kanawha County Magistrate Court, Dustin Don Griffy, 28, of Marmet, walked into the emergency room of the South Charleston hospital a little before 4 p.m. and asked to be seen by a doctor. When told there would probably be a long wait, Griffy allegedly began threatening staff.
"I kill people for a living," Griffy allegedly said. "I will kill your mother. I will kill everyone out here. I like shooting people."
Griffy then went into the waiting room and laid down, but other patients complained that he was threatening to shoot them, the criminal complaint said.
Griffy was charged with making terroristic threats. He was in the South Central Regional Jail on Friday with bail set at $100,000.