A drug dealer who harassed firefighters operating at the scene of a vacant house fire in Youngstown, Ohio last December, has been sentenced to one year in prison. Cameron Dyer, 30, pled guilty charges of disrupting a public service and was sentenced immediately.
Dyer, who allegedly had $8,000 in cash stashed in the building, was upset that firefighters were not aggressively fighting the fire. He drove over fire hose and verbally berated firefighters at the scene. As crews were departing the scene, shots were fired at the apparatus striking Lieutenant Paul Hutton, 46, in the leg and narrowly missing other personnel.
Given the earlier altercation, Dyer became an immediate suspect in the shooting but police were unable to make the case. Dyer is currently serving a 2 ½ year sentence on an unrelated drug charge. The one-year sentence for harassing the firefighters will be served consecutively.