A man who was allegedly intoxicated was arrested and charged with assault, battery and unlawful use of a weapon after an incident at Christ Hospital on November 19th at about 7:30 p.m.
Tushawn Trimble’s girlfriend had told hospital staff that she thought she was going into labor and while they were examining her, Trimble was coming into the hospital. When he was told that she was not in labor, he allegedly became angry that she was going to be discharged.
Staff members told the police that Trimble was “aggressive with the doors” as he tried to exit the room and labor and delivery unit. Visitors must be buzzed in and out of the unit. According to the staff, Trimble was let out and in a few times and when staff refused to let him back in he allegedly became enraged and threatened to kill the staff member.
The staff told the police that they were afraid Trimble was going to hit them so they didn’t let him in after his threat. Instead, they called the hospital security, who was escorting Trimble when the man crossed paths with his girlfriend’s family member who made a comment about his behavior. Trimble allegedly tried to move toward the family member and in doing so allegedly pushed the security agent in the chest. At that point, he was placed in handcuffs and told that he wasn’t going to be leaving anytime soon.
Instead of walking out of the hospital the way he came in, Trimble was escorted off the premises by Oak Lawn police officers. Prior to being searched Trimble allegedly complained he had to use the washroom and grabbed near his lower extremity region. The police then searched that area and alleged that they found a handgun with four live rounds in the magazine.
A check of the records could not find an Illinois Firearm Owners Identification or Concealed Carry License for Trimble.
Despite the incidents described by the police and hospital staff, Trimble was allegedly belligerent and uncooperative and claimed that he was being held unjustly. When he was being led out of a holding cell for finger printing, Trimble asked if he would be leaving after the finger prints were taken. The police staff member reportedly told him that he didn’t know and Trimble allegedly then asked if he could have his gun back.
The Cook County State’s Attorney approved a felony charge of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Trimble was also charged with assault, battery and possession of firearm ammunition. He was not given his gun back, which was inventoried by the police for the trial.
Trimble is a 23 year old black male with a Chicago address. Trimble was released on a $5,000 bail bond.