August 15, 2020

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Thursday, August 6, 2020

** Former EMS director in Tennessee indicted on rape charges involving female employees

UNITED STATES NEWS

** The former Bledsoe County EMS Director in Tennessee has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted female employees. That is the word from a press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI/August 5) which said Pikesville resident William Allen Angel, 30, has been tagged with rape x 5, attempted rape x 1 and sexual battery x 11. According to the release, Angel was arrested July 31st for the incidents which occurred between April 2017 and September 2019. He is currently out of jail on a $300,000 bond. The investigation into Angel began in September 2019 at the behest of 12th District Attorney General J. Michael Taylor. Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Department were involved in the case.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

** East Texas paramedic arrested, charged with child porn possession or promotion

UNITED STATES NEWS

** An East Texas paramedic from Lindale was arrested Saturday and charged with child porn possession or promotion. CBS 19 (Reagan Roy/August 3) said Matthew Clearman, 43, allegedly had hundreds of illicit images on his computer. According to the news service, police were alerted to Clearman by a cybertip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A search warrant was obtained on June 12th for his Instagram account, with the police receiving the records and files on July 20th. The photos and video found there depicted extreme sexual abuse of children, including intercourse. The children were between the ages of 7 and 16. Text messages from Clearman also verified the dissemination of the images. Other pictures were found after a search warrant was executed on Clearman’s home. He remains in jail pending the posting of a $500,000 bond. There is no word on his next court date.

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Monday, August 3, 2020 – Tuesday, August 4, 2020

** Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic recovers from COVID-19 after three months in hospital

UNITED KINGDOM NEWS

** A Welsh Ambulance Service medic, who became ill with COVID-19 three months ago, finally left the hospital Thursday after overcoming sepsis and organ failure. That is the word from ITV (August 3) which said Ebbw Vale resident Steve Bell, 59,  was admitted to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny in March. He spent 92 days there, 78 of which were in intensive care. According to the news site, Bell apparently became ill after a February holiday abroad, seeking hospital help twelve days after returning home. Formerly with the British Army’s Queen’s Lancashire Regiment, he began working for the Welsh Ambulance Service in 2001. By the time he contracted the virus, he was with the non-emergency patient transport service.

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