Martin County EMT arrested after allegedly injuring a patient

MARTIN CO. – Indiana State Police Detective, Sergeant David Mitchell filed for and received an arrest warrant for 29-year-old Matthew Ray Copeland, of Shoals, following an investigation into a battery that allegedly occurred on October 15, 2021, in Martin County.

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The investigation began when the Indiana State Police received information that Copeland had possibly battered a patient that was being transported via ambulance to a local hospital.

Upon the conclusion of the investigation by Detective Sergeant David Mitchell, all findings were turned over to a Special Prosecutor for review.

As a result, Prosecuting Attorneys, Chris Gall, and Stan Levco filed the following charges in Martin County Court, officials misconduct, felony intimidation, and battery.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022, Copeland turned himself in at the Martin County Jail.

Indiana State Police remind that all charges are merely allegations, and all criminal defendants should be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.