2016-03-31 / Front Page

Man arrested on multiple charges

This is a press release from the Mariposa County Sheriff's Office

On March 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm, the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a residence in the 5000 block of Italian Creek Road in Mariposa. The caller stated something indecipherable about her ex-husband then the line was disconnected. The 911 Dispatcher attempted several times to re-contact but the line only would ring through to voicemail.
 
While deputies were responding to check on the call an additional 911 call came into the Emergency Dispatch Center. This time the caller stated she and her two children had fled the scene and were now at a neighbor’s house. She stated her ex-husband had broken into the home, broken windows and held a knife to her throat threatening to kill her if she contacted anyone, all while her children were present in the same room.
 
Arriving deputies located Joshua Alexander outside of the neighbor’s house yelling and holding a knife. Joshua began making statements to the deputies that he wanted to die and that they would have to shoot him to get him to stop. After multiple commands to drop the knife, Joshua complied and was taken into custody. While transporting Joshua to the patrol car he made several verbal threats towards deputies, stating he was associated with a Mexican Cartel and would murder them.
 
Joshua had multiple self-inflicted wounds and was transported to an area hospital.
 
Joshua Alexander (24 yrs old) of Mariposa was booked into the Mariposa County Adult Detention Facility and is being held on the following charges:
 
Felony 422(A)              Criminal Threats
Felony 459                  Burglary
Felony 136.1(A)(1)      Dissuading a Witness From Testifying
Felony 245(A)(1)         Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Felony 245(C)             Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
Felony 69                    Resisting Arrest
Misdemeanor 594(A)  Vandalism
Misdemeanor 273(A)(B)         Child Abuse
Misdemeanor 417(A)(1)         Brandishing a Weapon
Misdemeanor 236       False Imprisonment
 
He is currently being held on $1,000,000 bail.

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