5th man charged in assault of mental health patient
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Another man has been charged in the ongoing investigation of assault at the Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute.
Gregory Arnold, 36, was arrested Wednesday in Pasco County, Florida at his home without incident.
He is currently awaiting extradition to Tennessee.
Four other former employees of the institute, including Edward Fisher, Jonathan Hambrick, Mark Williams and Charles Woods, were arrested March 24.
All five are charged with assault and official oppression stemming from an investigation that began in May 2013.
Authorities learned the men, all psychiatric technicians at the time, kicked a male patient in the face and struck him in the chest multiple times. The victim was housed at the facility for a court-ordered competency evaluation.