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UPDATE: Suspect name, additional details released from stolen ambulance incident Oct. 2

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UPDATE (10/4/2019 1:57 p.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Additional information on an incident which occurred Oct. 2 has been released in a criminal complaint filed by the Clarksburg Police Department.

Xavier Holyfield

In the complaint, officers gave the name of the suspect in the incident as Xavier Holyfield, 32, of Clarksburg, and have charged him with two counts of malicious assault, one count of grand larceny and one count of fleeing with reckless indifference.

The complaint also adds that Holyfield attempted to hit an officer with the Clarksburg Police Department in the head with a cinderblock, throwing a piece of it at the officer and jumping out to attack him, officers said.

The officer drew a taser on Holyfield struck Holyfield, then another officer drew his firearm, giving orders to Holyfield, according to the complaint. Holyfield then grabbed the officer’s weapon in an attempt to disarm him, but officers were able to restrain Holyfield and placed him into custody.

Holyfield is being held in North Central Regional Jail on $60,000 bond.


UPDATE (OCTOBER 2, 2019: 9:43 p.m.):

According to the Anmoore Volunteer Fire Department, at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Wednesday they received a call seeking medical attention.

Officials said that an ambulance from the station and the Clarksburg Police Department responded to the scene take the patient for a mental evaluation.

Once the ambulance was in route, the patient became violent with EMTs, placing one of them in a chokehold, according to officials. The paramedic in control of the ambulance stopped and went to the rear of the vehicle to help.

According to officials, The patient continued to fight both officials until they were able to get away from him and exit the ambulance. Officials said that the patient then took control of the ambulance and drove off.

The chase ended on Dale Avenue in Clarksburg. The suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m, according 911 officials.

Officials said that during the chase, the suspect hit multiple power lines on Washington Avenue, causing a power outage. Mon Power is responding to the scene.

The suspect’s name has not been released at this time. The EMT and paramedic were taken to UHC to be treated for minor injuries.

According to officials, the ambulance has been totaled.


ORIGINAL (OCTOBER 2, 2019: 7:57 p.m.):

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A man is in custody after a police chase involving an ambulance in Harrison County on Wednesday evening, according to 911 officials.

Officials said that the ambulance belonged to Anmoore EMS and the suspect was being transported to UHC, when the ambulance stopped, the suspect stole the ambulance near the Route 98 and South Chestnut area.

The chase ended on Dale Avenue in Clarksburg. The suspect was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m, according 911 officials.

Officials said that during the chase, the suspect hit multiple power lines on Washington Avenue, causing a power outage. Mon Power is responding to the scene.

The suspect’s name has not been released at this time. No injuries were reported during the chase.

The Clarksburg Police Department responded to the chase and are investigating the incident.

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