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Woman could have probation revoked for defying hospital COVID-19 measures

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was isolated from a patient in the U.S.

CODY (WNE) –- A Lovell woman may have her felony probation revoked for allegedly refusing to obey COVID-19 restrictions and letting her daughter kick an automated door off its track in April at Powell Valley Healthcare.

Kimberly Maxwell, 46, is accused of entering the hospital with her daughter Taelor Maxwell, 24, and becoming upset that they would not be granted immediate access due to COVID-19 screening protocols. At PVHC, visitors must use a phone and answer questions posed by staff to ensure they don’t have coronavirus symptoms before they enter the building.

Upon entry to the lobby, the two women swore and loudly yelled at staff when they were told they still needed to be screened. Kim Maxwell referred to COVID-19 as a “made up ... disease,” according to the affidavit.

On social media, Kim Maxwell claimed her daughter was hemorrhaging and pregnant during the incident, ultimately experiencing a miscarriage later on.

When told they must complete the screening before receiving medical assistance, they began “yelling profanities once more” and Kim Maxwell extended her middle finger several inches from a staffer’s face.

The pair yelled a few more profanities at staff before Taelor Maxwell allegedly kicked the door on the way out, causing it to dislodge from its tracks.

In 2017, Kim Maxwell was sentenced to one year in jail and five years supervised probation for spending $2,325 at Walmart on a credit card that was not authorized to her. She was found guilty for theft of property valued $1,000 or more and check fraud and assessed a 4-6 year suspended prison sentence.

Kim Maxwell turned herself in on May 19. During a warrant hearing May 27, Judge Bill Simpson set her bond at $15,000 cash only despite the state only requesting $10,000.


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