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Police say man stabbed paramedic, stole ambulance

Suspect arrested, charged after attacking medic with scissors

By Charleston Gazette

NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. — Police said a Nicholas County man stabbed a paramedic with scissors and then stole an ambulance Tuesday night.

Frankie William Stroup Jr., 25, of Leivasy, stabbed a Quinwood Emergency Services (paramedic) before midnight along W.Va. 20, according to a Nicholas County Sheriff's Office news release.

Full story: Police say man stabbed paramedic, stole ambulance

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Jeff Pratt Jeff Pratt Friday, April 13, 2012 4:45:01 PM The ambulance driver? That's what you get for a shift like that?
Vivian Tad Johnson Vivian Tad Johnson Friday, April 13, 2012 7:33:11 PM Ambulance driver.............................Good grief.............come into the 21st century......they are trained professionals who get very little respect and alot less pay to work their butts off during 24 hour shift dealing with people who could potentially do this to them on a daily basis.I would think that a news agency would have more respect for them than this. Shame on your Charleston Gazette!
Doug Zalud Doug Zalud Saturday, April 14, 2012 1:37:36 AM At least they said paramedic twice in the article. Better than nothing.
Sharon Springer Sharon Springer Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:40:13 AM $20,000 bail? What the hell. If he would have assualted a police officer the charges would have been attempted murder! Do we not get the same respect?
Joanne Di Tomasso Joanne Di Tomasso Saturday, April 14, 2012 10:37:44 AM The ambulance driver in the big yellow taxi...please it`s 2012, how about calling it like it really is....the paramedic who by the way is a highly trained and specialized professional. Shame on you from Montreal, Canada.
Marsh Reginald Sardea Marsh Reginald Sardea Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:32:55 PM Paramedics are the doctors on the field saving lives....
Carylyn Healey McEntee Carylyn Healey McEntee Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:36:08 PM The woman that assaulted my partner and I and caused to date 6 separate surgeries NEVER went to jail! I wish we could be treated the same as Fire and Police............
Matt Brooks Matt Brooks Saturday, April 14, 2012 2:57:59 PM They did take the ambulance driver to ER and the EMT to hospitial no Paramedic in the truck a driver and and emt
Derek Young Derek Young Monday, April 16, 2012 1:52:04 AM In Scotland there is an automatic six month tarrif for assault on emergency workers, at one case the judge was about to let the defendant off with a fine when the prosecuter reminded him off the ruling he thanked him and put him down for six months.this is a minimum sentence and can be added to.
Gary Wlasichuk Gary Wlasichuk Monday, April 16, 2012 6:16:02 AM Frankie William Stroup... He makes the news. An "Ambulance Driver" is a no name.
Wayland Slater Wayland Slater Monday, April 16, 2012 10:21:57 AM I agree with Viv about the respect and pay. And I especially agree with Sharon. In LA and I believe IL it's suppose to be the same for assaulting anyone in EMS or Fire services as a Law Enforcement Officer. That's the way it suppose to be in all of the U.S.

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