Pa. man spits blood on responders

He became response inside the ambulance, got up, and began to yell and spit during a struggle


By Kristen Doerschner
Beaver County Times

AMBRIDGE, Pa. — An Ambridge man is wanted on charges stemming from an incident in which he fought with first responders and spit blood on them while they were trying to help him, police said.

Ambridge police and medics from Economy Ambulance were called at 4:36 p.m. April 27 to the 1600 block of Beaver Road for a man who was bleeding and unconscious lying on the side of the road.

Police arrived and found the man with a crowd of people around who identified the man as Michael Jevon Boyle. The people, who said they were his relatives, told police Boyle was extremely intoxicated and was injured when he fell. However, police later learned he had been assaulted.

Boyle was still unresponsive and bleeding moderately from the mouth, according to the report.

Eventually, Boyle began to come around, got up and ran at an officer while yelling obscenities. A struggle ensued between Boyle and officers, and Boyle spit blood on the leg and arm of Patrolman John Chickos, according to the report.

Once Boyle was inside the ambulance, he continued to flail and spit, according to the report. While en route to the hospital, Boyle also threatened police and medics, according to the report.

Boyle, 22, of 811 18th St., was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, resisting arrest and public drunkenness.

A bench warrant was issued for Boyle's arrest after he failed to appear for a preliminary hearing Tuesday.

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