Trial date set for Hastings man charged with batteriesAn April 2012 trial date was set Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court for a Hastings man charged with multiple batteries, including Prescott police and River Falls nurses.
An April 2012 trial date was set Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court for a Hastings man charged with multiple batteries, including Prescott police and River Falls nurses.
Randy S. LaCoursiere, 28, was charged with two counts of battery to hospital personnel, strangulation and suffocation, battery to law enforcement, throwing bodily substances, battery to emergency rescue workers and resisting/obstructing an officer stemming from the September incident.
According to the criminal complaint, Prescott police were called out to a complaint in which the victim accused LaCoursiere of grabbing her by the throat and pushing her up against a glass sliding door. As he fought being arrested, he kicked officer Jeff Beltz just below the knee.
An EMT was then called as LaCoursiere pounded his head on the pavement. An Ellsworth paramedic arrived and on the transport to River Falls Area Hospital, he punched the paramedic in the groin.
While at the hospital, LaCoursiere is alleged to:
• Spitting saliva in the face of one nurse and shouting profanities at them.
• Reaching up and tearing an IV from his arm and ripped the cord.
• Kicked one nurse in the hip and thigh area. Another nurse said he grabbed and punched both her forearms and also kicked her in the stomach.
A blood alcohol test was submitted and the results registered a .261.
Court records show he plead not guilty to the charges in October due to mental disease.