Stroke Victim

Sheriff Frank McKeithen said Dr. Vincent Ivers was arrested Monday and released on his own recognizance.

Investigators said the patient was abandoned July 19 in a wheelchair at the Panama City Rescue Mission. But Ivers’ lawyer said Ivers did all he could do for the patient.

Rescue mission patrons who were outside the building at the time told investigators that a well-dressed, well-spoken man dropped the patient off. A mission staffer acting as receptionist said he saw Corona being pushed through the front door but that whoever left him had vanished.

Ivers could face up to five years in prison if convicted of the third-degree felony.