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Louisville paramedic is arrested on the job

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Gregory Gavin (Metro Corrections photo) Gregory Gavin (Metro Corrections photo)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville paramedic is arrested on the job and charged with assault.

He's accused of injuring his wife while on duty. 

33-year-old Gregory Gavin has been working for Louisville Metro EMS since September of 2006.

EMS officials say they suspended Gavin when he was recently charged with a crime.

During hours that 33-year-old Gregory Gavin should have been working for Louisville Metro EMS, police say he was involved in some type of disturbance with his wife.

According to a citation, they've been married for two years, and have a 9 month old son, but his wife recently move out of their shared apartment.

The citation says, on the night of March 20th, while Gregory Gavin was working as a paramedic for Louisville Metro EMS, she returned to pick up her personal property at Glenmary Village Apartments, where she found the locks had been changed.

The citation goes on to say she texted Gregory Gavin, who returned home, opened the door, and then once she followed him inside, pushed her outside and over a chair, causing a 10 inch abrasion on her left forearm.

He was arrested that evening around 11:00 on Barrett Avenue, at the location of the Urban Government Center.

According to the citation, Gregory Gavin was charged with assault. He did not want to speak on camera, but he did call this a family problem.

Officials with Louisville Metro EMS were not able to comment on camera, but sent us this statement.

"Once LMEMS was notified of the incident involving our employee, we communicated with LMPD in order to fully cooperate with their investigation. The employee was suspended without pay pending the results of our internal investigation."

They say the investigation involving the on-duty paramedic is expected to soon wrap up.

Gregory Gavin could not give us his side to this story due to the ongoing investigation.

He will appear in court later this month to answer to the assault charge.

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