After his license was permanently revoked in December, Duntsch’s personal problems are said to have intensified. He was arrested for suspected driving under the influence while staying with his parents in Colorado, with police noting in their report that there was an empty bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade on the floor of the car and a full one. in the console, and Duntsch was driving on two flat tires.
Through D Magazine, in September 2014, he was arrested for allegedly jumping the fence in Garland, Texas, the home of his ex-girlfriend’s sister. The family said he entered through an unlocked back door, removed his young son from the child’s grandmother’s arms and left with him …while her ex was in the hospital giving birth to their second child. According to a police report reviewed by the Texas Watcher, her ex, Wendy Renée Young, said there had been a misunderstanding and his family had never gotten along with Duntsch.
Young said she met Duntsch in 2011 at a bar in Memphis and then returned to Dallas, her hometown, to be with him. While they were living together and she was pregnant with their first child, he started dating Kimberly morgan, one of the nurses he hired that same year to assist him at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute. Morgan then helped Duntsch set up his own practice, the Texas Neurosurgical Institute.
In a December 2011 email to Morgan, submitted as evidence in his criminal trial, Duntsch wrote: “Everyone close to me thinks that I am something between God, Einstein and the Antichrist because how can I i do whatever i want and cross all the border disciplines like it’s a playground and never lose. I am ready to leave the love, kindness, kindness and patience that I mix with all that I am and become a cold blooded killer. (The defense argued that maybe he was just sarcastic.)
He was arrested again in April 2015 for allegedly attempting to shoplift $ 887 from items from a Walmart, including the pants he was wearing when he tried to leave the store.
Three months later, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office filed indictments alleging five counts of aggravated assault causing bodily harm, one second degree felony and one count of injuring a person. elderly, a felony in the first degree. Duntsch pleaded not guilty, saying D Magazine in emails from the prison where he was awaiting trial that he was the victim of a vast plot to extort money from the hospitals where he had operated.