Man allegedly assaults paramedic, suspect at large

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**UPDATE**

Chad Michael Howell has been arrested and lodged at the Scott County Detention Center. At approx. 1pm today, Howell was located in the area of Paris Pike and arrested without incident. Deputies located Howell based on phone calls from multiple citizens who saw a man walking who matched the description.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who had fled after allegedly assaulting a paramedic.

Chad Michael Howell was being transported by GSCEMS when he became combative in the back of the ambulance. Howell reportedly assaulted a paramedic, forced his way out of the ambulance, and then fled into a nearby heavily wooded are near Newton Pike & Leesburg Road.

Howell has not been located. Everyone is asked to please be on the lookout for Howell and call 911 if he is seen.

Deputies have obtained warrants for Howell for third-degree assault. He is also suspected of being under the influence of drugs.

Police ask that you do not approach the subject or attempt the apprehend.