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Pa. man sentenced to 14 years in prison for cutting EMT

When the EMS crew arrived, Jeremic Medina-Dorta began fighting and stabbed the EMT



COLUMBIA BOROUGH, Pa. — A Columbia man will spend up to 14 years in prison for cutting an EMT with a knife and firing a police officer’s gun in its holster while he was on acid, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office.

Jeremic Medina-Dorta, 29, of the 300 block of Mill Street, pleaded guilty Feb. 29 to charges related to a 2022 fight that injured two members of an EMS crew.

Police said ambulances came to help Medina-Dorta on Feb. 12 in Lancaster City after he told a citizen he had hurt his foot and was on acid. When the EMS team tried to treat him, Medina-Dorta began punching and kicking, bruising a paramedic and cutting the abdomen of an EMT with a 3 1/2-inch knife.

Police arrived and tried to subdue Medina-Dorta, who attempted to steal an officer’s gun but ended up firing it in the holster. The officer got the knife away from Medina-Dorta and arrested him.

The officer did not immediately realize his gun was fired but realized after the fact there was a spent round and his holster, which was damaged from the shot. The EMS crew reported hearing a gunshot sound while the police officer was dealing with Medina-Dorta, according to the district attorney.

Medina-Dorta pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated assault, six counts of reckless endangerment, two counts of criminal mischief and one count of disarming a law enforcement officer. He was sentenced to 4 to 14 years in prison.

Medina-Dorta is currently in custody in Lancaster County Prison.

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