Father, son face assault charges

Published 12:30 am Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A father and son face assault charges and other charges after an EMT was assaulted and injured while responding to an EMS call about 7 p.m. Christmas Eve in Pinetown, according to Maj. Kenneth Watson with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

Bobby Covey Sr.

Bobby Covey Jr.

Bobby Covey Sr. is charged with one felony count of assault to physically injure an EMS worker, two counts of assault on a government official, two misdemeanor counts of communicating threats and one count of resisting a pubic officer, according to Watson.

Bobby Covey Jr. is charged with one felony count of assault on an EMS worker and one misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer, according to Watson.

Each was released from custody after posting an $11,000 bond. The Coveys are scheduled to appear in Beaufort County District Court on Thursday, according to a court-system website.

Watson said EMT James Rosene responded to a call regarding a man with a back injury at 161 Five Points Farm Lane. Upon his arrival, Rosene, who was driving his personal vehicle, was assaulted by two people as he waited for an EMS unit to arrive at the scene, according to Watson.

Rosene was transported to the hospital by the first EMS unit that arrived at the scene, Watson said. Rosene was treated for lacerations to his face and body.

Deputies arrived at the scene, and after two of them were assaulted, the Coveys were arrested, according to Watson.

The man with the back injury was transported to the hospital by a second EMS unit, Watson noted.