• Bill Raines

Martin County EMT Arrested for Battery

MARTIN COUNTY - (March 9, 2022) - Indiana State Police Detective, Sergeant David Mitchell filed for and received an arrest warrant for Matthew Ray Copeland, 29, of Shoals, following an investigation into a Battery that allegedly occurred on October 15, 2021, in Martin County.


Matthew Copeland, 29, Shoals, Indiana



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.

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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:


Official Misconduct, Level 6

Felony Intimidation, Level 6 Felony

Battery, Class B Misdemeanor


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

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