Violent patient attacks New Richmond life squad crew members

The New Richmond Life Squad was forced to pull over to the side of the road on US 52 Thursday, Dec. 20 because a patient being transported became extremely violent within the squad.

Police Chief Randy Harvey responded to assist the life squad. Harvey was surprised to see that the patient had been able to escape his restraints and exited out the back doors of the ambulance.

The patient, identified as Issac Stroud, 19, approached Chief Harvey screaming, “Give me your gun.” Once Stroud came closer he attempted to physically extract Chief Harvey’s weapon from his holster. A struggled ensued in the traveled east bound lane of US 52. Chief Harvey was the only officer on duty for the village at the time, but other emergency medical technicians arrived to help Harvey subdue the subject.

Stroud was transported to Clermont County Mercy Hospital for treatment. He was treated and released.

He was then taken to the Clermont County Jail and charged with one felony count of assault on a police officer, one felony count of assault on an emergency medical technician and two felony counts of vandalism for the damage he did to the equipment within the life squad.

At the time of the incident Stroud was out of jail on a $10,000 bond stemming from a high speed pursuit chase that led police through Clermont County and Hamilton County that occurred just three days earlier, on Dec. 17.

State Highway Patrol Trooper Schimkl had filed charges of felony fleeing and eluding, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, and possession of marijuana.

Issac Stroud was brought before Judge Shriver on the new charges Dec. 21, where Shriver revoked Stroud’s earlier bond of $10,000. He is currently held on $200,000 cash bond in Clermont County Jail.