Man pleads guilty to 3 charges in stabbing of on-duty Ohio EMS captain
The Cleveland EMS provider was in uniform at the time of the attack in 2021
By Leila Merrill
CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Brooklyn man pleaded guilty to three charges in the September 2021 stabbing of an on-duty, uniformed Cleveland EMS captain.
Justin Chalmers Nevius, 42, was convicted of attempted felonious assault, operating a vehicle impaired and not stopping after an accident, WOIO reported Wednesday. Nevius is out on a $10,000 bond until sentencing.
The captain was stabbed in the thigh while at a gas station. He had been driving a marked EMS SUV when he stopped at the station.
At about the same time, a car crashed near the entrance to the gas station’s parking lot, Cleveland.com reported. The driver of one of the vehicles involved in the crash ran from the scene, pulled a door of the EMS SUV open and attacked him, police said.
The captain's injury was not life-threatening.