Man accused of stabbing Ore. paramedic released on supervision
Jeremiah Ray is accused of stabbing an AMR paramedic while the ambulance was stopped at a red light
By EMS1 News Staff
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon county judge has released a man accused of violently stabbing a portland paramedic into a special supervision program.
Jeremiah Ray faces attempted assault and unauthorized use of a weapon charges after the Feb. 25 attack. He is accused of stabbing an AMR paramedic while the ambulance was stopped at a red light.
KATU reported that though county officials recommended Ray not be released, Judge Kathleen Dailey chose to release him to the Close Street Supervision program.
Ray has an outstanding warrant in Texas, a prior criminal history, is considered a flight risk, lacks stable housing and has a history of substance abuse.
According to the sheriff's office, Street Close Supervision provides intensive, individualized supervision and management of multiple need pretrial arrestees who would otherwise be ineligible for pretrial release.
"We believe [Ray] is dangerous. We believe he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law,” KATU quoted an AMR representative.
Ray's next court appearance is April 9.