March 21, 2022

Heidelberg man arrested for assaulting medics after vehicle crash

Mary Apel

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Heidelberg man after he crashed his vehicle on Sunday night then fought with medics in the ambulance.

Robert Jefferson, 26, was arrested at the crash scene on Sharon-Sandersville Road and charged with DUI-1st Offense, Disorderly Conduct, and Resisting Arrest. Jefferson was being treated by EMServ medics in their ambulance when authorities say he became combative and started fighting them. No emergency services personnel were reported injured during the incident.

“Fighting with the very medical personnel who are trying to help you is very strongly discouraged,” said Jones County Sheriff Joe Berlin. “We won’t tolerate that behavior at all.”

Jefferson is incarcerated in the Jones County Adult Detention Facility pending his initial appearance in Jones County Justice Court.

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