Gainesville woman arrested for attacking VA Hospital staff and police


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Raven Shenette Mayes, 43, was arrested on July 10 on charges relating to a February attack on staff and police officers at the Malcom Randall VA Hospital.

Mayes was an inpatient at the hospital on February 16 when she allegedly shoved a staff member out of the way while leaving her room, then fled to the basement, where she allegedly shoved a nurse, who had just returned to full duty after surgery, to the ground.

Two VA police officers arrived, and Mayes allegedly kicked one officer in the thigh and hit him in the head with a closed fist. The two officers were able to take her to the ground, but while an officer was trying to pull her arm from under her body, she allegedly bit his back and then grabbed the other officer’s groin. Once she was subdued, she was reportedly turned over to medical staff.

A sworn complaint was later filed, and a warrant was issued for her arrest. Mayes has been charged with battery, battery on an officer, and resisting an officer with violence. She is being held on $102,500 bail.

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  • Obviously she is a patient in the VA system for issues.
    I would suggest she is demonstrating the very reasons she is there in the first place. Might want to evaluate the physical abilities of the guards to perform at the level the job might require.

    • One thing, we’re not guards. Were federal law enforcement officer and we actually used less force than was deemed necessary as we didn’t want to hurt her. Before you make uniformed comments about a situation you weren’t witness to, I’d suggest remaining neutral

      • They don’t know if they have never worked in that field my friend!!

  • If i was the judge i’d double her sentence because of that smart ass smirk on her face. We’d see if she found that funny.

    • Sure it isn’t because of her race? Trump is a bigot just like his father was.

      • I bet you don’t shave, have 12 cats and drive a prius don’t you jen

  • This girl is very I’ll. She needs help others have done just as much and did not go to jail!!

  • Trump 24 why you dint talk like that when yall was killing police at the capital. Idiots.

    • So yooz a Biden bitch? What has he done besides
      Making gas prices go up? Geeezus! What is you,

      • Maybe learn about how fuel prices work. President can do a lot, but our system does NOT ALLOW the president to do anything he wants, that is why Trump was not named ‘king’ during his all too long term.

  • Watch it guys! Geeeeeeezuz is going to spank you for those comments!!

  • What service connected medical or mental disability does she have?? Too many real veterans are waiting in line while people like this plug up the system.

  • She was the most disrespectful and vial person I’ve ever had to deal with in my 34 plus years. She actually bit the back of my arm. In Florida statues that would be aggravated batter. Not so much in the federal world

  • Somebody is gonna be fired for being ignorant . Running his mouth.You need to stop while you ahead!!

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