Monroe man arrested for AIDS exposure

MONROE, LA (AP) - LSU Health Sciences Center police in Monroe have arrested a man who is suspected of trying to expose people to the AIDS virus.

The News-Star reports 41-year-old Ronald Sumler of Monroe was booked late Sunday night on four counts of intentional exposure to the AIDS virus.

According to an arrest affidavit, Sumler was taken to LSU for treatment of a stab wound.

While being treated, emergency room personnel told police the suspect was HIV positive.

They told police Sumler threw his blood-covered identification card into the face of one staffer and that he also tried to spit on three other staff members.

Sumler's bond is $20,000.

It wasn't immediately clear if Sumler has an attorney.

Information from: The News-Star, (Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-12-29-09 0852EST