G.C. man arrested on multiple allegations following incident

3/29/2013

By The Telegram

By The Telegram

A Garden City man was arrested on multiple counts stemming from an incident that occurred Tuesday morning.

Joshua Vincent Garcia, 26, 508 W. Maple St., was arrested Tuesday on allegations of aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, robbery, aggravated endangerment of a child, domestic battery, possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell and felony possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a press release from the Garden City Police Department, at approximately 5:02 a.m. Tuesday, officers went to a residence in the northwest part of town for a reported burglary.

During the course of investigation, it is alleged that Garcia entered a residence through a window at 2:30 a.m. The residence was occupied by an adult woman, who Garcia has had an off-and-on relationship with, as well as her two young children.

Garcia allegedly entered the woman's bedroom, took her cell phone so she could not make any calls and began arguing with her. During the argument, the two children woke up and the woman went downstairs to try to use another cell phone to call for help. Once downstairs, Garcia allegedly pushed her down and held her by the throat to prevent her from making any calls. The woman then took her kids out to her car in an attempt to leave, but Garcia allegedly prevented her from starting the vehicle.

Afterward, all the individuals were in a bedroom of the residence, where it is alleged that Garcia was holding a box knife, when he threatened to harm the woman if she continued to resist him. Garcia eventually left the room and shut the door.

After a short period of time, the woman was able to leave the residence with Garcia still inside. She then attempted to contact a neighbor for help, but she got no answer. Garcia allegedly found her and forced her back into the residence.

At approximately 5 a.m., the woman successfully escaped the residence and drove to a nearby convenience store, where she called 911.

When officers arrived at the residence, Garcia was no longer there.

At approximately 2 p.m., officers received information on Garcia's whereabouts through Tip411. Officers responded to 704 W. Maple St., where Garcia was located and found in possession of 11.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Garcia was arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail.

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