Nathaniel Michael Ruiz, 24 of Lindale, was arrested after getting into a physical altercation while being intoxicated with law enforcement and a nurse at Floyd Medical Center back on November 2nd.

Reports stated that the altercation between the deputy and male emergency room nurse occurred around 3:30 in the morning.

Reports added that Deputy Jacob Pledger was hit in the right eye and as a result suffered swelling and bruising. The unnamed nurse was said to have been kicked, punched and spit on.

Ruiz is charged with two counts of simple assault, battery, interference with medical professionals, obstruction of law enforcement and public drunk.