Man accused of punching female paramedic arraigned

John Mathis
John Mathis

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - An Oahu man accused of attacking the paramedic who was treating him last week pleaded not guilty to felony assault Thursday.

John Mathis, 40, remains in custody unable to post $25,000 bail. He was arraigned via video hookup from the Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Police say Mathis became combative while being transported to a hospital in a city ambulance and punched a 29-year-old female paramedic in the chest three times.

Trial is tentatively set for October.

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