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By Gretchen McPherson
Ledger Staff 

Jay man charged for assault


June 4, 2020

A Jay man who used a loaded shotgun to try to get past personnel to see his wife in the hospital on May 29 faces one count felony assault with a deadly weapon.

Eric Wayne Reitz, 57, 4414 Wildhorn Trail, attempted to enter Santa Rosa Hospital on Berryhill Road to see his wife and got extremely irate when he was told by hospital staff there was no visitation allowed, according to a Milton Police Department report.

A hospital security officer who was in contact with dispatch said a man, later identified as Reitz, had a shotgun pointed at the officer and a nurse outside the hospital. The securi...

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