Man Charged In Attack On Tulsa Firefighter

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 7:06 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Prosecutors have charged a man in an attack on a Tulsa firefighter who responded to a call on Monday.

Kaleb Myers, 18, is accused of jumping on Robert Redricks and punching him. He was charged Thursday with asssault and battery on an emergency medical care provider and interfering with an emergency medical technician, both misdemeanors.

A warrant has been issued for Myers' arrest. He had not been booked into the Tulsa jail as of 6 p.m. Thursday.

Redricks says teenage girls also kicked him while he was fighting off Myers. When other firefighters came to his rescue, the girls turned on them, too.

Redricks says Myers was yelling at the firefighters for taking too long to help his grandmother, who was having chest pains and trouble breathing.

Records show firefighters arrived to the home near 56th Street North and Cincinnati Avenue 3 ½ minutes after dispatch received the 911 call.

EMSA was able to get the women to a hospital.