A man was arrested at 11:35 p.m. Saturday after he allegedly assaulted Hopkinsville EMS and police officers while they were attempting to render aid to him.

Mory C. Burse, 35, Hopkinsville, was arrested after being medically cleared at Jennie Stuart Health and was charged with third-degree assault of EMS and third-degree assault of a police officer.

The Hopkinsville police report states officers were called to Church Street to assist EMS with a patient who called for help due to not being able to feel his legs and had become combative with EMS.

Upon arrival, EMS was attempting to lift Burse onto a stretcher when he became combative, attempting to be released from EMS and police who were holding his arms down while trying to get him on the stretcher, the report said.

Burse reportedly became cooperative before EMS released one of his arms, then he swung his fist striking an EMS worker in the stomach, according to the report.

A short time later, EMS and officers were able to secure Burse and transport him to Jennie Stuart.

Once at the hospital, Burse continued to be combative, belligerently yelling, attempting to lunge at officers and spitting on an officer twice, the report stated.

Burse was medically cleared at the hospital, arrested and transported to Christian County Jail where he is being lodged.

In other reports

Anthony S. Johnson, 37, Hopkinsville, was arrested around 2 a.m. Sunday while at East 10th and Broad streets after allegedly stealing two pizzas and several candy bars from Huck’s on East Ninth Street, according to an HPD report. Johnson was charged with third-degree burglary.

The following information was obtained through police, police reports or the Christian County Jail. Readers are reminded that a charge is only an accusation and everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty in a court of law

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