by: Mike Petchenik Updated:
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. - Warrants claim a North Georgia nurse accused of inappropriately touching women under anesthesia injected at least one of them with a potent drug to keep her under sedation for a longer than necessary period of time.
Sandy Springs Police arrested Michael Morgan, 33, after they said he admitted to touching the women while they were unconscious at the gastroenterology practice where he worked earlier this year.
Police said Morgan confided in his pastors at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, and they turned him into detectives.
According to warrants obtained by Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik, "Mr. Morgan admitted to taking a used plunger of Propofol from a medical trash pile that had not been used all the way. He then took a saline flush and added it to the used Propofol plunge so he could keep her under sedation."
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Morgan remains in the Fulton County Jail without bond.
Petchenik went to Morgan’s Adairsville neighborhood Monday to find those who knew him.
Next-door neighbor Timothy Hicks said the allegations caught him off guard.
“It’s disturbing. A shock. We’re in shock to hear this,” Hicks said. “It’s out of character.”
Hicks said Morgan was always very polite and helpful.
“I was bitten by a snake and I called Michael. It had to be 7 a.m. and he ran up here and he sat with me,” he said. “He helped me the best that he possibly could until the ambulance arrived.”
A fellow member of Morgan’s church told Petchenik off camera he’s known Morgan for 10 years and that the allegations also shocked him. He said if the allegations were true, the “shoe will fall it where it does.”
Neighbor Kyle Hendrix told Petchenik he didn’t know Morgan, but he wished his family well under the circumstances.
“I hope his family and everyone aren’t too affected by it because obviously, they didn’t do anything,” he said.
Morgan is due in court Friday for a preliminary hearing.
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