Bledsoe County paramedic charged with stealing gun during medical call
Officers in Bledsoe County have charged a paramedic with stealing a gun, after a repo man told police he pulled the stolen gun on him at his home Monday morning.
Sheriff Jimmy Morris tells NewsChannel 9 that Heath Phillips was arrested.
Morris says Phillips pulled the gun on a man trying to repossess property. When police ran the serial number of the gun, they learned it had been stolen from a patient during a medical call from more than a year ago, in September 2016.
A man named Tommy says Phillips responded to a medical call at his house that September. A guest at his house had passed away.
He says Phillips consoled his family and was extremely nice.
"The one consoled everybody, very nice, holding your hand, shaking, I'm so so sorry," Tommy said.
Morris says Phillips will be charged with theft of property over $1,000 and reckless endangerment.
Bledsoe County Emergency Medical Services confirms to NewsChannel 9 that Phillips is no longer an employee as of today.