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Man who stabbed on-duty Cleveland EMS captain in 2021 sentenced to probation

Justin Chalmers Nevius pleaded guilty to three charges last month


The captain was on-duty and wearing a uniform at the time of the stabbing.


By Leila Merrill

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The man who pleaded guilty to stabbing an on-duty Cleveland EMS captain in 2021 was sentenced to two years of probation Monday morning, WOIO reported.

Justin Chalmers Nevius, 42, pleaded guilty last month to the charges of attempted felonious assault, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and not stopping after an accident.

Nevius stabbed the captain, who was wearing a uniform, at a gas station.

Cleveland police said Nevius was in a two-car crash near the entrance to the gas station and that he ran from the scene of the accident, opened the door to the EMS vehicle and assaulted the captain.

The captain was released from the hospital after staying one night there.