Man charged with assaulting EMS worker

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Submitted: Mon, 08/12/2013 - 4:05pm
Updated: Mon, 08/12/2013 - 6:39pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man is in jail charged with assaulting an EMS worker who was trying to help his girlfriend.

Wilmington Police say they responded to a medical call around 2 a.m. Saturday at 1520 E. Plaza Drive. They say EMS also responded to help a woman, whose boyfriend, Miguel Dukes, was performing CPR on her when police arrived. Investigators say while EMS worked, Dukes became aggressive and combative as they questioned him. Eventually officers took him into custody, WPD spokeswoman Linda Rawley said.

During a search, police found a .38 revolver in a backpack.

Dukes is in jail under $10,000 bond charged with assault on emergency personnel, carrying a concealed weapon and resist/delay/obstruct public officer.

Rawley said his girlfriend was taken to the hospital in critical condition and not breathing on her own. Rawlet did not have information about the woman’s condition.


  • Guest2020 says:

    Unless the man waives his right to trial by jury, his conviction or acquittal is determined by said jury. If he has no prior record, he probably won’t do any jail time. Assault on emergency personnel is a Class I felony, which is the lowest level within the laws of NC. Under structured sentencing he could only face up to 24 months and that’s if he has an extensive criminal history.

  • Trauma says:

    Assualting a EMS personell is a Class 1 Felony ,,,,,,,,, Now for the judge to do what is right find this guy guilty and put him in jail for a while

  • Guest2020 says:

    Assault on emergency personnel is a Class I felony.

  • Guestemt says:

    It’s a misdemeanor.

  • LOST says:

    OMG this is SAD.. she passed away.

  • lets look at the real picture says:

    Looks like to me all they worrying about is the EMS but are they really worried about what happen to this innocent lady…

  • Guest768776465 says:

    So he assaulted a Paramedic while he had a gun with him?? You’re dang right this needs to be a felony charge!! Why would you attack/assault a Paramedic in the first place??? Especially one that is there trying to help your girl friend!! Come on people…


    The woman was a nice lady who lives just a few doors over from me. She was a loving mother to her children and this did not happen 2 a.m. it was a little after midnight. My prayer and heart goes out to her family.

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