Boardman man who assaulted ambulance crew sentenced to 8-12 years in prison
A Boardman man who assaulted multiple members of an ambulance crew has been sentenced in court late Thursday morning.
Judge Maureen Sweeney's court confirmed with 21 News that 38-year-old Dustin James was sentenced to eight to 12 years in prison on charges of assault and felonious assault.
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.
The victim said James grabbed her by the hands forcing her on the floor of the ambulance and attempted to stab her with the contaminated syringe.
The ambulance driver stopped the ambulance and asked for police assistance. Police were eventually able to force James to open his hand holding the syringe.