Wythe county citizens were shocked recently when Dr. Paul A. Williams was found stabbed twice outside of his clinic. Melton said that a man approached him as he was leaving the back door and asked him if he was Dr. Williams. When Williams confirmed that he was but said that the clinic was closed, he said that man responded with “I’m going to teach M F’er. You need to write more scripts for pain meds” and stabbed him twice. A manhunt ensured, but now Williams has admitted that he stabbed himself in the shoulder and the stomach.
Dr. Paul Williams is now charged with making a false report.
Police became suspicious with inconsistent statements about the crime and, after confronting him, he admitted to the false report. The police say that Williams was worried that he would be fired or forced to resign and that, under the terms of his contract, he would owe $120,000 to his employer if he did not fulfill his contract. He said that he did the act to garner sympathy with co-workers.
He will now be facing a criminal charge in addition to a debt and terminated contract. However, this remains a misdemeanor.
Falsely summoning or giving false reports to law-enforcement officials.
It shall be unlawful for any person (i) to knowingly give a false report as to the commission of any crime to any law-enforcement official with intent to mislead, or (ii) without just cause and with intent to interfere with the operations of any law-enforcement official, to call or summon any law-enforcement official by telephone or other means, including engagement or activation of an automatic emergency alarm. Violation of the provisions of this section shall be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor.
What is clear is that few hospitals or clinics are likely to seriously consider Williams as a doctor. Most believe that the business in the Hippocratic Oath in “doing no harm” would include the physician himself.