Sheriff: Man impersonated firefighter during EMS call

Sheriff: Man impersonated firefighter during EMS call

MARYSVILLE, OH (WCMH) – A man was arrested Saturday, accused of showing up at EMS calls and impersonating a firefighter.

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, firefighters responding to a call at the New Dover Mobile Home Park found a person inside the home with the patient. The man identified himself as a volunteer firefighter, was wearing firefighter bunker pants and had a fire department radio pager.

The sheriff’s office said the man lied about his name and fire department affiliation. He was previously affiliated with the Bokes Creek Fire Department in Logan County, but was terminated in 2016.

Tony L. Beverly, 18, of West Mansfield was arrested Sunday for an outstanding breaking and entering warrant from Logan County.

After the arrest, deputies found a set of firefighter turnout gear, allegedly stolen during a Logan County break-in.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office has charged Beverly with impersonating a firefighter and misconduct at an emergency.