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Man in Custody after Stabbing Firefighter in the Head

Friday, 05 November 2010

A man who stabbed a firefighter in the head at 2227 Midway Road Friday afternoon is in custody.  Fifty-five year old Gary Doyle was arrested shortly after the 1:00 p.m. call to 911.  According to officers on the scene, Rural Metro responded to a shed on fire at the Midway Road address.  Doyle was inside the shed where he had a campfire burning and refused to leave.  When he did come out, he stabbed a firefighter in the head with a hunting type knife and walked into the woods.  Lt. Tim Hancock was transported to Mercy Hospital.

Officer Ken Clabo and his K-9 Ewok tracked Doyle and took him into custody a short time later.  The knife was found on Doyle.  Charges are pending but he is expected to be charged with resisting arrest and aggravated assault.

Doyle has a previous criminal history with a DUI conviction. Officers said that Doyle was homeless and had been living in the shed.

 

 


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