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Cumby Man Accused of Assaulting Paramedic

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A 69-year-old Cumby man was jailed Sunday evening for allegedly assaulting a paramedic and having a small quantity of marijuana, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police responded just before 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, to a complaint of an intoxicated person. A probable cause search allegedly revealed 6.6 ounces of suspected marijuana in the center console of a Chevrolet Traverse in the 1400 block of College Street.

Emergency Medical Services personnel were contacted to transport the a 69-year-old Cumby man to the emergency room for medical clearance. After he was cleared, officers approached him to place him into handcuffs, Lt. Eddie Moon and Officer Zach Brown alleged in arrest reports.

The man, identified in arrest reports at William Frank Peterson, allegedly resisted by jerking his arms away, remaining stiff armed and telling officers he was about to punch them. Peterson reportedly refused to comply with officers’ demands and was was secured into handcuffs using “the least amount of force.” When police attempted to assist the man into the patrol unit, he allegedly intentionally kicked a paramedic in the leg, causing him to stumble backwards. Once in the patrol vehicle, he continued to resist, police alleged in arrest reports.

Peterson was arrested at 7:11 p.m. Nov. 3 for possession of 4 ounces or more but less than 5 pounds of marijuana; resisting arrest, search or transport; and assault on a public servant. He remained in the county jail Monday morning, Nov. 4, in lieu of $10,000 bond on the assault charge, $5,000 bond on the marijuana charge and $2,000 bond on resisting charge, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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