21 March 2023- A Hagerstown woman is looking at a felony charge after allegedly assaulting EMS that was called due to her own intoxication. Melinda Meyers is charged with felony aggravated assault against designated individuals, summary harassment, and summary disorderly conduct. Meyers is free on an unsecured bail of $25,000.
On March 18th, PSP-Chambersburg Troopers were dispatched to Rescue Hose Company One just outside of Greencastle for an EMS Tech who had allegedly been kicked multiple times while transporting a patient from an emergency on Antrim Church Road.
When police arrived, they talked to one of the EMS techs who had been assaulted. She allegedly told police she was dispatched to a combative intoxicated person call on Antrim Church Road when they found Melinda Meyers visibly intoxicated from an unknown controlled substance. Meyers was allegedly combative to EMS, eventually culminating in her needing to be restrained on a stretcher. While Meyers was being put inside of the ambulance, she allegedly broke free of the restraints on her leg and kicked one of the techs in the stomach. Meyers then allegedly tried swinging at the same EMS tech, but was deflected by another first responder. Meyers allegedly tried to kick the first EMS tech again while in the ambulence.
Meyers was transported to Chambersburg Hospital where she, again, was combative with staff. Hospital staff felt it necessary to sedate Meyers, where she was kept for a time as charges were filed against her.
Melinda Meyers is free on an unsecured bail of $25,000. Her preliminary hearing is set for April 4th.
Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39304-CR-0000077-2023, Incident Number: PA 2023-348597