ELIZABETHTOWN NC April 16 2012– A Bladen County man is accused of trying to pass himself as a paramedic and, in a separate incident, molesting a 7-year-old boy, authorities said.
Daniel Trey Horne, 24, of Rosemont Lane in Clarkton, is charged with impersonating an EMS worker and taking indecent liberties with a minor, according to Capt. Rodney Hester of the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.
Horne, a registered sex offender, was charged Monday with forcing the boy to touch him inappropriately during the weekend of March 30, Hester said.
Horne has a conviction in Sampson County of taking indecent liberties with a child, Hester said.
Horne was charged Monday with the impersonation violation, Hester said.
Bladen County EMS workers were dispatched on March 17 to a call on Mitchell Ford Road in Clarkton, Hester said.
When workers arrived, they found Horne wearing a gray shirt and blue pants, similar to the uniforms worn by paramedics with the Bladen County EMS.
“Horne told telecommunicators when he was talking to them on 911 that he was a paramedic and told the EMS employees on the scene that he was a paramedic in Sampson County,” Hester said.
Horne told authorities he presented himself as a paramedic because he had always wanted to pursue a career in that field, Hester said.
Total bail for Horne was set at $10,000.