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Kingsport man allegedly interferes with EMS

July 17th, 2014 1:23 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport man allegedly interferes with EMS

Amos Phillips, 47,

Emergency responders attempting to tend to an unresponsive woman at a Kingsport bus stop were allegedly accosted by a man on Wednesday, prompting his arrest.

The incident began at 11:24 p.m. A Kingsport Police Department arrest report states officers were called to 1921 Bowater Drive, where a woman at a KATS bus stop appeared to need medical attention.

A KPD officer first to the scene said he found the woman, 48, unresponsive on the ground while a man stood over top of her. As police attempted to assess the female's medical condition, the man, Amos Phillips, 47, of Dogwood Terrace, Apartment 87, allegedly refused to step away and yelled, "Don't touch her!"

EMS arrived and began caring for the patient. A police report says that while medical personnel attended to her she awoke, at which time Phillips tried to argue with her and refused to leave the scene.

An arrest report states Phillips "refused to listen to reason" while his actions "hindered EMS from performing their duties and caused the situation to escalate unnecessarily." An officer then advised Phillips he was under arrest for disorderly conduct and attempted to place him in handcuffs.

Phillips allegedly tensed his arms and body, refusing to comply with the officer's orders. After being taken to the ground he continued to fight, according to police, and was struck with an open hand to the side of the face.

An arrest report notes the maneuver successfully stunned and distracted Phillips, allowing police to bring him into custody. He was transported to the city jail and additionally charged with resisting arrest.

Meanwhile, the woman who prompted emergency response was found to be suffering no medical issues and was just "too intoxicated to conduct herself properly in public." She was arrested and charged with public intoxication.

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