Crime

He threatened to kill ambulance crew that came to help him, Hancock sheriff says

David Parker
David Parker

A Bay St. Louis man assaulted two ambulance workers who had come to help him and threatened to kill them, Sheriff Ricky Adam said.

Parker David Waltman, 18, allegedly assaulted two American Medical Response employees Monday night after an ambulance crew responded to a call for emergency medical attention in the Lakeshore community.

“He was convulsing and and seizing up, and deputies tried to keep him calm, but when AMR arrived, he refused to follow their orders,” Adam said.

Waltman assaulted the AMR workers, spat on them and twisted the arm of AMR employee Maria Cuevas, Adam said.

“He twisted her arm and her wrists pretty bad,” Adam said. “He was screaming and hollering, very belligerent.”

Waltman told the AMR workers, “When I get out of here, I’m gonna kill you and your families,” Adam said.

Cuevas required medical attention by then.

Waltman appeared to have drug-related issues, Adam said.

Deputies arrested Waltman on two counts each of simple assault on an emergency medical worker and retaliation against a public servant. The charges are felonies with maximum penalties of 14 years in prison and an $8,000 fine for all four counts.

He was being held with no bond at the Hancock County jail pending a court hearing.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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