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June 22, 2013

EMT accused of assaulting, injuring patient's wife

Heartland Connection

QUEEN CITY, Mo. — A member of a northeast Missouri ambulance crew is accused of assaulting the wife of one of his patients.

According to court documents, Michael “Mike” Pratte, 46, of La Plata is charged with a misdemeanor count of third-degree assault.

Investigators said Pratte is an EMT with the Schuyler County Ambulance District. When the crew was on a medical call at a home in Queen City on May 29, Pratte allegedly grabbed the victim's arm, shoving his elbow into her side and putting her on the floor.

Full story: EMT accused of assaulting patient's wife, injuring her