Man Goes Berserk, Brutally Attacks Several Mental Health Workers
SPRING HILL – A violent attack inside a local mental health facility left four staff members injured and the suspect charged with multiple counts of assault and battery.
The incident began just after midnight Wednesday at Spring Brook Hospital on Grove Road, where according to officials, 27-year-old David Cash admitted himself voluntarily. Once inside, Cash rushed into the admissions office, jumped on the desk, and then punched two male victims, a Registered Nurse and Mental Health Technician. Cash then punched the ceiling, causing debris to fall to the ground and continued jumping up and down on the desk until it broke. Cash continued to beat the two previous victims until two additional male employees came to their aid. Cash then turned his attention to the new employees, biting one of them in the chest. Eventually Cash was subdued and held to the ground until Deputies arrived on the scene.
Cash was taken into custody and transported to the Hernando County Jail where he is charged with 3-counts of Battery on an LEO/Firefighter/EMT, Battery, and Criminal Mischief.
It is not known what caused the brutal attack but Cash does have a history of violence, according to jail records.
Cash is currently behind bars, held on a $16,500 bond.
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