Man chokes NY EMT while being transported to the hospital
Christopher J. Davis was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor
By Ken Sturtz
Syracuse Media Group
MORAVIA, N.Y. — A man with a head injury assaulted and choked an EMT on the ambulance ride to the hospital, the New York State Police said.
Christopher J. Davis, 48, of Moravia, was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, and criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, a misdemeanor.
State police said around 1 a.m. Sunday an ambulance responded to the Betty Blue Bar at 1 W. Cayuga St. in the town of Moravia for a patron who had suffered a head injury. Davis suffered the injury at the bar, but state police did not say if he was intoxicated.
While he was being taken to Cortland Regional Medical Center, but while in the town of Homer, Davis is accused of becoming combative and choking an EMT in the ambulance.
State police said the EMT was treated for injuries to his throat at the hospital and released. Troopers arrested Davis several hours later when he was released from the hospital. A mug shot of Davis was not available, but officials did not say why.
Davis was arraigned in Homer Town Court and ordered held at the Cortland County jail in lieu of $2,500 bail or $5,000 bail bond.
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