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Date of News Release: 09/10/2014
(Hickory, KY) - A fugitive wanted by the Kentucky State Police has been apprehended by authorities in Nashville, TN. Joshua Fox has been on the run from police since July when he assaulted a Mayfield Police Officer and a Probation Officer in Mayfield Kentucky. Kentucky State Police have been working with the United States Marshals Service in an attempt to locate Fox. Information was received in late August allowing authorities to narrow their search and on September 10th, Marshals located Fox in a Nashville apartment complex. Fox was in possession of a firearm upon his capture and is facing local weapons charges. Joshua Fox will be extradited back to Kentucky where he will face charges of Assault 3rd Degree, Escape 1st Degree, and Theft by Unlawful Taking.
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KSP Investigating Escape and Assault on Officers
Date of News Release: 07/12/2014
(Mayfield, KY) - The Kentucky State Police are investigating the escape of a Mayfield man who was on home incarceration. Just before 10:00 am on July 12th, State Police was notified by Probation and Parole that Joshua T. Fox had just assaulted a Probation and Parole officer and a Mayfield Police officer who had attempted to take him into custody for a probation violation. The investigation revealed that Fox became combative upon learning of his arrest and assaulted both officers. During the struggle, Fox took Mayfield Officer Logan Hampton's TASER and deployed it striking Officer Hampton. Fox was then able to flee the residence. The TASER was later located outside of the residence. Kentucky State Police, Mayfield Police, and Graves County Sheriff's Office searched the area for several hours but were unable to locate Fox. The Kentucky State Police have obtained warrants for 29-year-old Fox for the charges of Escape 1st Degree, two counts of Assault 3rd Degree, and Theft By Unlawful Taking Over $500.00.
Joshua Fox is described as a black male weighing 250 lbs and stands 5'10" tall. He was last seen wearing a black tank top and black shorts. Anyone with information regarding the location of Joshua Fox is asked to dial 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 270-856-3721.