Suspect Tased After Attacking a Volusia County Ambulance Crew

A DeLand man who attacked a Volusia County ambulance crew on the way to the hospital Sunday night was arrested by Volusia County sheriff’s deputies who rushed to the scene and found him putting a paramedic in a choke hold on the side of the road.

David W. Parsons, 33, was taken into custody seconds after Deputy Micah Stoltz arrived at the roadside scuffle and deployed his Taser on the combative patient. Parsons was charged with two felony counts of battery on an EMT.

Stoltz responded to the call around 10:24 p.m. Sunday in the area of the 720 block of East Taylor Road in DeLand, where he found Parsons straddling one paramedic while the other was trying to pull him off.

The paramedics told deputies Parsons had been belligerent throughout their interactions with him that evening.


By: Juggernaut (20515.40)

Tags: suspect, attacks, paramedic, ambulance, crew, tased, arrested

Location: United States