A Lanett, Ala. man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a paramedic while en route to the hospital and resisting arrest multiple times, according to Valley police.
Terrel Lamar Glasco, 25, was charged with two counts of second-degree assault, resisting arrest, public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred at around 10 p.m. Thursday night in an ambulance that was en route to George H. Lanier Hospital.
According to police, Glasco assaulted the paramedic treating him, hitting him several times in the head and arms until he knocked the paramedic to the ambulance floor.
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When the ambulance driver pulled over into a Wal-Mart parking lot to assist the paramedic, Glasco escaped and ran into the store.
Valley police arrived at the Wal-Mart and confronted Glasco as he was coming out of the store. Glasco ran back inside and the officers chased him, police said.
The officers caught Glasco inside the store, but the man refused to comply, so they Tasered him. Glasco continued to resist and officers had to Taser him a second time.
Police were able to restrain Glasco and he was transported to the hospital for observation. After he was seen by emergency personnel and released into police custody, he became combative again and started to fight with the officers attempting to restrain him.
One of the officers was struck in the face by Glasco, but Valley Police Maj. Mike Reynolds said no officers were seriously injured. Reynolds did not know why Glasco was being transported to the hospital.
Glasco was finally restrained and transported to the Chambers County Detention Facility.