Man charged with assaulting Md. paramedic in ambulance

Witnesses told police the man threw the paramedic against the wall of an ambulance while he was being transported to the hospital


By Chase Cook
The Capital

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — A man has been arrested and charged with assault after witnesses told police he threw a medic against the wall of an ambulance while he was being transported to the hospital, police said.

At about 11:02 p.m. Thursday police responded to the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Church Street in Brooklyn for a disorderly person call. There they found Raymond Lowell Sterns, 50, who witnesses said stood up in the ambulance and threw one of the medics against the vehicle’s wall, according to a police report. Sterns was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct and second-degree assault of an EMS official.

The medic who was injured told police she didn’t believe any bones were broken, but would seek a hospital examination, according to the police report. The medic also told police Sterns was being transported for a high-level of intoxication.

Sterns does not have a home address listed in court records. He also waived his attorney rights at his initial appearance and was released on his own recognizance.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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