MCR Health President and CEO Patrick Carnegie was booked this week in the Manatee County jail for a burglary charge in Pinellas County.
Patrick Carnegie, 51, was released Wednesday after posting a $75,000 bond, according to jail records.
St. Petersburg police say during the early morning hours on April 10, Carnegie forced his way into the home of an ex-girlfriend and pushed her around.
St. Petersburg police still are wanting to arrest Carnegie and book him in Pinellas County county jail on charges of burglary and domestic battery.
There was a probable cause pick up that had expired for Carnegie’s arrest, and the state attorney looked into the case and had issued a warrant. He either turned himself in to police or was arrested.
Carnegie showed up at his former partner’s St. Petersburg home around 4 a.m. one morning in April “and pushed his way in,” Fernandez said. “There was some kind of altercation between them. He left and she called the police.”
The burglary charge was filed because Patrick Carnegie pushed his way into the woman’s house, she added.
“There’s been a little bit of confusion about his arrest” because it started as an SPD case with a warrant written by the state attorney’s office and an arrest in Manatee County, Fernandez said.
As of Wednesday night, SPD still hadn’t received information about his arrest, so she’s uncertain if Patrick Carnegie turned himself in to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office or picked up by deputies.
Patrick Carnegie initially appeared before a judge in Manatee County after his arrest, she said. “At some point, he’s coming back to Pinellas (County)” for additional court dates.
MCR Health is a non-profit health care system that began about 40 years ago in Manatee County. It since has grown into several centers, pharmacies and mobile units, according to its website.
It said in a statement:
“The Board of Directors of MCR Health, Inc. has been made aware of this serious matter. Mr. Patrick Carnegie has assured the Board that the allegations are false and that he intends to aggressively defend himself against the charges,” the statement reads. “We firmly believe that anyone accused of a crime must be considered innocent until proven guilty.
“We will have no further comment on this matter until after the legal process has been fully completed.”