The two employees of Rocky Mountain Ambulance in Sheridan who were cited for Misdemeanor Battery last week made their Initial Appearance in Sheridan County Circuit Court Thursday. Both Alex Carmody and Brand Stewart plead “Not Guilty” to their charges. Circuit Court Judge John Sampson set a $1,000 unsecured bond for both men and ordered both men to not have any contact with the victim, 75-year-old Earl Bemis. Carmody was represented by Defense Attorney Ryan Healy, while Stewart's Defense Attorney is Jeremy Kisling. No further information about the incident was given during the brief court appearance.
Details of the incident that led to both men being charged with Battery should come to light during the next step in the process, which will be a preliminary hearing for both men. The date for their preliminary hearings will be scheduled at a later time.
Stewart and Carmody were cited for Battery and placed on administrative leave from RMA for allegedly injuring Bemis during a call in mid-July. Dayton Fire-Rescue and the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office were also dispatched to an area on Smith Creek Road in Sheridan County.
Battery is a misdemeanor that is punishable by up to six months in jail, a $750 fine, or any combination of both.