Failure to appear warrant leads to drug, assault charges

Becky Campbell • Feb 10, 2018 at 12:43 AM

A Washington County man wanted on a failure to appear warrant from a theft charge pointed a handgun at sheriff’s deputies when they found him at his residence, police said.

Joshua A. Carver, 28, 1198 Mill Springs Road, was arrested on the original warrant and had new assault and drug charges placed. Washington County sheriff’s deputies encountered Carver in the house.

In addition to the failure to appear charge, he was charged with three counts of aggravated assault, simple possession of schedule II drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers first spoke to Carver’s grandfather, who said he didn’t know if Carver was home or not. He allowed officers into the residence and led them to his grandson’s bedroom. The grandfather said the officers were there and opened the door.

Carver greeted deputies with a silver semi-automatic handgun and deputies took cover. After several commands to Carver to drop the weapon, he finally complied and exited the bedroom and was taken into custody.

In plain view, officers saw two baggies of methamphetamine, a set of digital scales, a glass pipe and a Suboxone pill. Deputies also recovered property they said had been stolen from a local department store. 

Carver was held on $113,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned in Washington County Sessions Court on Friday.


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