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Constable released from hospital

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WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Wood County Constable Ed Shadbolt has been released from the hospital. He was hospitalized last week after being attacked by a mentally ill patient.

Wednesday, East Texas Medical Center was at a home in Mineola, and called for assistance from the sheriff's office when the patient became combative. Constable Shadbolt responded to the call, and was involved in some sort of altercation with the patient.

The Sheriff's Office says Shadbolt suffered three fractured ribs and a small puncture to his left lung. He will be working again, but with limited duties until his doctor says otherwise. According to authorities, no charges have been filed against the mentally ill patient due to their medical conditions.

Click here to learn more about last week's attack.

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