More patients come forward alleging chiropractor assaults
Tue, 15 Mar 2011 19:18:39 GMT —
WEST COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Two more female patients have come forward accusing a West Columbia chiropractor of inappropriately touching them at his office.
A total of five patients now claim they were assaulted by 51-year-old Ronald Jeffery Shows at his practice located on Leaphart Road, according to Lexington County officials.
Sheriff James Metts says Shows turned himself in Tuesday after learning of arrest warrants in his name. This marks the third time in one week that he has been held at the Lexington County Detention Center on assault charges.Related Stories Bond granted for accused chiropractor West Columbia chiropractor accused of sexual assault out on bond
The felony charges carry up to 10 years in prison. The South Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners temporarily suspended Shows' license.
Detectives are talking to seven additional female patients as part of the investigation.
Metts urges anyone else with information about potential incidents in which Shows may have acted inappropriately with patients to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Residents can also can provide information anonymously by accessing the Crime Tip link on the Sheriff TMs Department web site.
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