A Rogers County man is behind bars, accused of stabbing an Oologah Paramedic early Monday morning. While 24-year old Emily O'Banion recovers from cuts and stab wounds, her co-workers deal with her attack.
EMT's usually treat other victims, but as News on 6 reporter Omar Villafranca explains, treating one of their own was difficult for them.
Oologah Police arrested 45-year old Allen Weddle, the man they believe beat and stabbed a Rogers County paramedic early Monday morning. 24-year old Emily O'Banion was attacked while on break at work. She was taken to a Tulsa hospital where she regained consciousness and told police who attacked her.
Police say it all started when the suspect walked up to the station where the EMT's were on break, pulled out a knife and demanded morphine from O'Banion. When she said she didn't have any, police say 45-year old Allen Weddle of Oologah started attacking and stabbing her. Police believe Weddle had a gun on him at the time of the attack.
Weddle was arrested early Tuesday morning at his home. He didn't resist arrest, but police say he was uncooperative. O'Banion suffered stab and cut wounds to her stomach, arms, face and hand. Friends and co-workers are just happy she's alive. Oologah-Talala EMS director Andy Hudson: "she's doing very well considering the circumstances. She has a long road in front of her in terms of healing, physically and emotionally, but she's a strong young lady and she's going to do well."
Weddle has had recent run-ins with EMT's. Oologah Police say last week, he called an ambulance to his home and asked to be taken to Coffeyville, Kansas so he could get morphine, but paramedics told him they could only take him to a local hospital.
Weddle was booked into the Rogers County jail on a charge of assault with intent to kill.