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Ohio patient convicted of assaulting EMS providers sentenced to prison

The charges stem from an incident in which a paramedic was attempting to administer naloxone


By Leila Merrill

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio man convicted of assaulting multiple EMS providers in 2021 was sentenced Thursday to 8-12 years in prison.

Dustin James, 38, was found guilty at trial of one count of felonious assault and three counts of felony assault, the Vindicator reported.

“The charges stem from an incident from December of 2021 where James assaulted a paramedic in an ambulance while she was attempting to inject him with Narcan after an opioid overdose,” WFMJ reported.

She said he forced her to the ambulance floor and tried to stab her with a contaminated syringe.

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