assault suspect

Chad Michael Howell

UPDATED:The Scott County Sheriff's Office said Chad Michael Howell was arrested on Paris Pike without incident. Several residents saw him walking along the roadway and called it in to authorities.

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office had been searching for Howell, saying he forced his way out of an ambulance Monday, allegedly assaulted a paramedic and had remained on the run.

He was wanted for Third Degree Assault after assaulting a paramedic in the back of a Georgetown/Scott County EMS ambulance. Howell was being transported by Georgetown/Scott County EMS when he became combative in the back of the ambulance on Paris Pike near Newtown Pike and Leesburg Road, according to Sheriff’s Office press release.

He assaulted a paramedic in the back of the ambulance and forced his way out of the ambulance before fleeing into a nearby heavily wooded area. K-9s with the Sheriff’s Office and the Georgetown Police Department searched the area but he had not been located as of Monday evening.

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