Former EMT pleads not guilty - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Former EMT pleads not guilty

A former Louisville paramedic accused of stabbing himself and falsely reporting the incident was in court Monday morning.  Joshua Ware faces the possibility of 10 years in prison if convicted on all three charges.

He's accused of stabbing himself in the stomach and then lying to police about the incident.  Ware is charged with tampering with physical evidence, falsely reporting an incident and trying to defraud the city's worker's compensation fund.  Monday morning he entered a not guilty plea.

Ware notified dispatch on May 28th claiming he had been stabbed while working in Middletown.  At the time, he told investigators someone approached him asking for money when he was stabbed.  But that turned out not to be true. 

"The police department spent a great deal of time and resources investigating this case. It was an alleged attack against a public servant. It turned out not to be the case," said Jennifer Wilcox, the Commonwealth's Attorney.  Ware had nothing to say after Monday's court appearance.

Ware will be back in court on August 31st.  He will be booked into jail and released on his own recognizance.

The motivation for this alleged crime is still unclear, but Ware has since resigned from Metro EMS.

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