UPDATE: Doctor Harigel tells News 5 the altercation involved an intoxicated family member and that he never assaulted a pregnant woman.
According to an arrest report obtained by News 5, Harigel got into an argument with one of his children over a traffic ticket. According to the report and a statement from 2 of his children, Harigel put his hands around his son’s neck. The pregnant daughter, and son, were tossed to the ground during one of the altercations, according to the report.
The incident took place on July 25th, according to the arrest report.
The doctor spoke to News 5’s Blake Brown twice on Thursday afternoon wanting us to know the report is incorrect. We offered Doctor Harigel an opportunity to tell his side of the story on camera, but he advised he could no longer speak to us.
We also reached out to Atmore Community Hospital for comment, but our voice message wasn’t returned as of this story airing.
ATMORE, Ala. (WKRG) – An Atmore doctor has been released from jail after being arrested Tuesday night for battery.
Shane Harigel is charged with domestic battery, which includes strangulation. The jail log says the doctor should have know a victim in the situation was pregnant. Harigel was arrested and booked into the Santa Rosa County Jail.
News 5 is working to gather more information and we’ll update this story as we learn more.