Charges have been filed against a Hiller man who allegedly assaulted a Fayette EMS paramedic in an ambulance.

Jimmy G. Mitchell, 37, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment before Magisterial District Judge Nathan Henning on Thursday.

The charges stem from an incident at the Speedway along University Drive in North Union Township on Sept. 19, where Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched for assistance as Fayette EMS employees were having issues with a combative patient.

According to the criminal complaint, Mitchell and an EMS technician were in the back of an ambulance.

The EMS technician, police said, had a bloody, swollen and bruised face. Police said the ambulance was covered in blood as was Mitchell’s hands.

The victim stated to police that Mitchell began to punch him five or six times in the face as the ambulance driver witnessed the same.

As Mitchell was transported by police, he allegedly continued to be belligerent and irrational while making racial slurs.

Mitchell is currently lodged in the Fayette County Prison in lieu of $15,000.

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Oct. 1 at Henning’s office.

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