Man faces charges after shooting at paramedics during domestic incident

May 5th, 2007    Author: Rodney Beckwith    Filed Under: News

An incident over the weekend has resulted in one man facing jail time for felonious assault, among other things, according to the Clermont County Sheriff’s Department.

Kurtis A. Mathers, 31, of Ireton Trees Road, is charged with firing a gun in his parent’s home at members of a paramedic team that was examining his father.

The incident was not the first time that Mathers has had a run-in with the law, according to Sheriff Rodenberg.

According to the sheriff, Mathers was convicted of criminal damaging and assault in 1996 and telephone harassment in 2006, neither incident involving family members. However, this time, Mathers will be charged with two counts of felonious assault, one of improperly discharging a firearm in a habitation and one count of domestic violence.

Mathers
According to the sheriff, paramedics responded to a 911 call on April 27 to the Mathers residence on Schaller Road. Ken Mathers, 56, said that he had had a dispute with his son, who had left the scene. The squad arrived and began to treat the elder Mathers for chest pains and shortness of breath, but were stopped by Kurtis who returned and resumed his argument with his father. Retreating from the argument, the paramedics began to leave the room when Mathers pulled a handgun and ordered the paramedics out of the home. While both members of the squad threw themselves from the room, the report states that Mathers then fired one shot at them, striking a wall but not injuring anyone. Mather's mother was also present, but was hiding at the time of the shot being fired.

After shooting the weapon, Mathers fled in his vehicle, but turned himself in on Saturday morning. The only injury reported was to a paramedic who was bitten by the family dog during the incident.
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