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Raleigh surgeon could lose license

Posted June 4, 2008 2:20 p.m. EDT

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— A Raleigh doctor suspected of crimes in South Carolina has had his license suspended by the North Carolina Medical Board.

Werner Scott Haddon, a surgeon at Pegasus Surgical practice, 1322 Pineview Drive, faces a hearing on claims that his recent arrest constituted "unprofessional conduct."

In a summary of Haddon's case, the board wrote, "Dr. Haddon was arrested on May 21, 2008. It is anticipated that Dr. Haddon will be charged by law enforcement officials with multiple counts of assault and battery with intent to kill and one count each of kidnapping and burglary."

According to police records, Haddon held his son, Nicholas, 11, hostage and exchanged gunfire with Orangeburg, S.C., police May 21 as part of an on-going custody battle.

Haddon, while licensed to practice medicine in South Carolina, was disciplined in that state when law enforcement officers there found "there was a high risk that Dr. Haddon would engage in violent or dangerous behavior" in 2004 . He did not lose his license at that time.

Haddon will have the chance to defend himself and his license in a hearing Oct. 22.