Local man arrested for impersonating EMS provider
David Esau Morris, 35, of Hartfield, was arrested on March 29 and charged with nine counts of willfully impersonating certified emergency medical services personnel, reported the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office this week. Morris is also charged with one count of grand larceny.
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office investigators placed charges during an investigation where Morris allegedly represented himself as working for the Henrico Fire Department and as a paramedic. The charges stem from complaints received from personnel of the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad (MCVRS), based in Deltaville. On numerous occasions Morris allegedly told members that he was a paid fire and rescue worker with Henrico County and was trained as a paramedic.
Investigators confirmed through the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services that Morris does not hold any certifications.
Morris allegedly responded to emergency calls for help riding in MCVRS ambulances and driving to the scene in his personal vehicle. The offenses allegedly occurred from February 13, 2012 through March 29, 2012.
On March 29, Morris responded to the scene of a vehicle accident in the Deltaville area where Middlesex Sheriff’s Office deputies were waiting to arrest him. Morris was taken into custody and later transported to the Middle Peninsula Regional Security Center in Saluda where he was released on a $3,000 secured bond.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information should contact the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office at 804-758-2779.