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A Florida paramedic and emergency medical technician had his licenses suspended by the Florida Department of Health after being charged with aggravated battery.

Kendal Billings is accused of punching a 61-year-old man riding in an ambulance with a head injury.

Billings, 26, got his EMT license in 2013 and his paramedic license in 2016. The Department of Health’s Emergency Suspension Order (ESO) and the Ocala Police Department arrest affidavit say he was part of a Nature Coast EMS team responding to a motorcycle accident on Dec. 8.

After the team got Terrance Dolan into the ambulance, the patient became “very uncooperative, which is common for someone suffering from head trauma,” the arrest report said.

A student riding in the back of the ambulance told police he and Billings tried to get Dolan restrained for everyone’s safety. As they tried to do so, Dolan kicked Billings, both the student and the ambulance driver told police. The student said Billings responded with five to six closed-fist punches.

“While Mr. Billings was striking Patient T.D., Patient T.D. lost consciousness,” the ESO said. “After Mr. Billings struck Patient T.D., the laceration on the back of Patient T.D.’s head, where the bleeding was previously controlled, began to bleed profusely on the ambulance floor.”

When Dolan awoke, the arrest affidavit says he asked why Billings hit him in the face. The ESO said “Mr. Billings informed Patient T.D. that he was involved in an accident. Patient T.D. responded, ‘No, you punched me’ “

Billings told the police “he punched Dolan with a closed fist ‘a couple of times’ to subdue him. Billings advised he was aiming for Dolan’s chest but may have actually struck him in the face.”

He denied Dolan was knocked out from the blows.

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An Oklahoma woman was arrested after authorities say she used a T-shirt gun to launch drugs, cellphones and other contraband over a prison fence.

Kerri Jo Hickman, 40, of Oologah, Oklahoma, was taken into custody on complaints of introducing contraband into a penal institution, conspiracy and drug trafficking following the alleged incident which occurred March 10.

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections said that morning, security at North Fork Correctional Unit in Sayre, Oklahoma, saw someone launch a package over the fence near a housing unit, which prompted a lockdown at the facility

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A customer at a St. Paul Domino’s is accused of pulling a gun on store employees after they neglected to include her chicken wings with her order. Officers say they responded to a report of a woman who pointed a gun at a Domino’s employee Thursday at the store’s 1110 Grand Ave location.

The employees say the woman was upset about the food that had been delivered to her house and demanded a refund. When one of the employees called 911, the woman fled in her vehicle.

A former Northwest Whitfield High School teacher has been sentenced to 10 years with 120 days of detention and the rest on probation after pleading guilty Friday to sexual assault by a person with supervisory and disciplinary authority, according to the Whitfield County clerk of court’s office.

Raquel Eleana Spencer must serve 90 to 120 days in a probation detention center, a highly-structured, minimum security facility that provides counseling, life skills classes and substance abuse counseling. She must also pay a $1,000 fine plus court costs and surcharges, perform 300 hours of community service and observe all sex offender special conditions of probation.

A second charge against her, for possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance, was dropped as part of the plea agreement.

Spencer was an English teacher at Northwest. She resigned after being arrested at the school on April 25 of last year for possession of heroin after school officials notified the sheriff’s office she appeared to be under the influence.

She was indicted by a Whitfield County grand jury last year. According to one indictment, Spencer had sexual intercourse with a student who attended the high school, “with supervisory and disciplinary authority over (the) individual.” The indictment specified the relationship as between Oct. 1, 2017, and April 8, 2018. During the investigation into the heroin, the sexual relationship with the student was discovered through a search of her phone.

Tyran Young, according to the Sarasota Police Department, devised a plan. He would place an automated call to 911, shoot at the first responders upon arrival, insert himself as a witness and implicate his juvenile nephew. The goal was to receive reduced jail time in a prior case.

The plan backfired with his arrest.

The 32-year-old Sarasota man has been charged in connection with the shooting that occurred on Jan. 7 after paramedics were called to a home on Goodrich Avenue in Sarasota. Police Chief Bernadette DiPino said the shooting was of particular interest to law enforcement agencies around the state who were concerned the incident could spark a trend of similar incidents.

“We are especially pleased because it brings some closure to a case against one of our fellow first responders,” DiPino said Friday at a news conference. “It’s one near and dear to our hearts because we work with our fellow firefighters on a daily basis. We expect people to shoot at us as police officers, but when you hear about someone shooting at paramedics, it’s very disturbing.

A woman who’s also pregnant is accused of stabbing her boyfriend for looking at a photo of another woman on his roommate’s cell phone, police allege.

Pasco County deputies said they responded to the reported stabbing at a Zephyrhills home, and later arrested 25-year-old Julitza Emily Gonzalez.

According to her arrest report, the roommate, who was not identified, said he showed a photo of a woman he wanted to date to his friend. The friend looked at the photo while his pregnant girlfriend, Gonzalez, was in the room. The moment sparked an argument between the couple, officials said.

As the quarreling continued, the roommate said he became uncomfortable and left the room, and the shouting escalated. At one point the roommate heard someone rummaging through the kitchen drawers, according to investigators.

A short time after, the boyfriend ran into the roommate’s room with a stab wound to his stomach and said, “That (expletive) stabbed me,” according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office. The roommate used a shirt to apply pressure to the wound, called 911 and waited for paramedics to arrive.

A University of Miami surgeon has lost his job after sharing graphic images of his transgender patients without their permission.

Christopher Salgado, a genital reconstruction surgeon, was discovered posting the images on his since-deleted @sexsurgeon Instagram account, Trans Advocate reports.

Salgado, who has worked with transgender people for many years and given talks and presentations to other medical professionals on transgender healthcare and gender confirmation surgery, was found to be mocking his patients through questionable images, captions and hashtags.

In one post for Valentine’s Day, Salgado took the recently removed penis of a transgender woman, fashioned it into the shape of a heart, and wrote: “There are many ways to show your LOVE…”

He then added various hashtags, including #whatisthat, #whatthefuck, and #whatthefuckisthat.



A man who called the police to report suspicious activity on Sunday ended up dying in police custody, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the death.

LVMPD reports that 65-year-old Roy Scott called police at 3:09 a.m. on Monday, saying that three suspicious men were outside his apartment — one of whom was armed with a saw.

When officers arrived, they did not find anybody outside the apartment and knocked on Scott’s door. Scott walked outside holding a pipe and a cell phone.

He surrendered the pipe and a knife that he had in possession in response to officers’ commands.

LVMPD reports that the officers attempted to pat-down Scott when a “brief struggle ensued.”

Scott was handcuffed following the struggle. While handcuffed, LVMPD reports that Scott “began to experience medical issues.”

Scott was transported to Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Rochelle says her father suffered from schizophrenia, and she wants answers as to how he died in the hands of officers sworn to protect him.

Polk County deputies received an unusual 911 call on New Year’s Eve where a man reported himself drunk-driving.

“Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime. Innocent people are too often injured or killed from impaired drivers. DUI is not a laughing matter,” sheriff’s officials wrote on Facebook. “However … in this particular incident, nobody was hurt, so we couldn’t help but LOTO (that means we Laughed Our Tasers Off).”

According to deputies, Michael Lester, of Winter Haven, called 911 and told the dispatcher that he was driving drunk, and needed to be pulled over.

Eventually, Lester parked his truck in the middle of the road until sirens were heard in the background a short time later.

Deputies say that Lester admitted to drinking beers and said that he had only slept four hours in the past four days. He also reportedly admitted to swallowing methamphetamine earlier, instead of smoking it.

According to PCSO, Lester has a criminal history including DUI, aggravated battery, drug possession, disorderly conduct, resisting, and hit-and-run.

Lester was arrested and charged with DUI, driving on the wrong side of the road, improper use of the center lane, and not wearing a seatbelt.

A California woman who pretended to have a firefighter husband battling the Holy Hell wildfire in order to collect money has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail.

Ashley Bemis, 28, was arrested in December 2018 after police said she posted on Facebook that her partner, Shane Goodman, was battling the blaze to dupe people into sending cash.

Police were able to confirm that the wedding planner from San Clemente, who is also said to have faked at least three pregnancies, was not married to a firefighter and Goodman didn’t even exist.

On Monday, Bemis was sentenced to 177 days in county jail.

A school officer went to the hospital and a student went to jail after a brawl inside a Loudoun County, Virginia, high school cafeteria on Thursday, authorities say.

Video of the fight shows a Dominion High School student punching and a School Resource Officer punching and hitting each other.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened about 1 p.m. when an administrator at the school told the student to go to the office from the cafeteria.

Authorities say the student refused multiple times and assaulted the staff member.

Then, the deputy who works at the school tried going up to the student to calm him down, but the student turned and assaulted the officer, the sheriff’s office said.

The officer “defended himself while taking the student into custody,” according to the sheriff’s office.

Medics took the deputy to a hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.

A high school science teacher from Texas has been arrested for allegedly performing a sex act with one of her students and exchanging racy photos and videos with the boy.

Jeana Wesson, 46, turned herself in on Thursday and was booked into the Denton City Jail on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student.

The investigation into Wesson got underway about a month ago, after the alleged victim, who is no longer enrolled in Guyer High School where she works, came forward to police accusing the educator of having an illicit relationship with him when he was 17 years old.

The victim told police Wesson sent inappropriate pictures and videos to him in 2017 and Wesson “performed a sexual act with him in her classroom,” according to a Denton police news release.

Earlier this week, police also executed a search warrant of the suspect’s home, at which point they decided they had enough evidence for an arrest.

A fight for crab legs at an Alabama buffet turned into a wild brawl where hungry diners jousted with tongs and smashed plates — and ended with two of the crabby customers in cuffs. Tensions at the Meteor Buffet restaurant in Huntsville boiled over Friday when the customers waited in line for at least 10 minutes for the crab legs to hit the smorgasbord — then all scuttled to serve themselves.

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A new video from deputies in Seminole, County Florida paints a picture of the overdose epidemic in the state.

The video shows three people suffering from symptoms of drug overdose at the same gas station.

“You wake up, you’re smacking at him, you’re screaming, you’re shaking stuff around, and they’re not doing anything,” Deputy Caitlin Henry recalls.

Deputies said it was clear the situation was a triple overdose.

“They’re completely unresponsive, turning blue, the color leaving their faces. It’s scary,” Henry says.

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A Fort Pierce Police Officer has been suspended for 20 days, without pay, for policy violations caught on camera.

An Internal investigation into actions by Officer Doug McNeal began in July 2018, after McNeal arrested a man and a woman for shoplifting.

Body camera footage first shows McNeal inside a Walmart, looking for a woman who had reportedly been abused.

He eventually finds the woman sitting outside on a bench, but she denies any help McNeal offers, though her face is visibly bruised.

The investigation found he cleared the call.

But ten minutes later, McNeal said he was investigating a theft in progress with the same woman and another man.

He does not turn on his body camera for about another hour and a half.

Once he does turn his camera back on, he’s heard with other officials questioning the man and woman about shoplifting, finding stolen jewelry and a baby toy, according to records.

He arrests them, but throughout the time the duo is in his custody, he allows them a lot of freedom.

First, he lets them smoke a cigarette before getting into the patrol car.

Then, he doesn’t handcuff the male, violating policy.

The two are never restrained in the back seat, and cuddle and kiss for a majority of their time in the car, while also briefly performing sex acts in the back seat.

He also allows them to smoke a cigarette inside the patrol car.

He was also disciplined for failing to tell dispatchers where he was going and did not report his mileage.

An Internal Affairs investigative report shows McNeal failed to follow policy, had conduct unbecoming and neglected duty. According to the document, he violated policies related to body worn cameras, authorized restraint, detainee transport operations, special transport situations, and use of tobacco products.

“The Department completed a thorough review of this incident and the findings of the investigation sustained allegations against Officer McNeal and identified deficiencies in the performance of his duties,” said Chief Diane Hobley-Burney. “Officer McNeal has accepted full responsibility for his actions and understands the seriousness of the policy violations. The conduct of this officer does not represent the values of this Department or the dedicated men and women who serve our community with honor every day.”

McNeal has worked with the department since 2014 and is assigned to the Community Policing Bureau.

His suspension went into effect on February 14.

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A Cape Coral man made it easy for officers to find him when he handed an officer his driver’s license before speeding off from a traffic stop.

30-year-old Vincent Parlato is charged with Flee and Eluding Law Enforcement and Resisting Law Enforcement Without Violence.

According to Cape Coral Police, in the early morning hours of February 10th, an officer witnessed a black Mustang making a U-turn at high speed, causing the tires to spin out. The officer followed the car, which hit 60 miles per hour in a 45-mph speed zone, and performed a traffic stop at the intersection of Santa Barbara Boulevard and Trafalgar Parkway.

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R. Kelly, who was indicted Friday afternoon on 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims, turned himself into a Chicago police station on Friday night. He is set to appear for a bond hearing on Saturday. The incidents — in which three of the alleged victims were minors — took place between 1998 and 2010. The victims were identified only by their initials in the press conference and legal documents.