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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Man charged with assaulting deputy, K-9

  • A St. Robert man faces four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge after the Pulaski County sheriff stated he assaulted a sheriff's deputy and a K-9 dog.
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  • A St. Robert man faces four felony charges and one misdemeanor charge after the Pulaski County sheriff stated he assaulted a sheriff's deputy and a K-9 dog.
    Joshua Julius, 28, of St. Robert, has been charged by the Pulaski County prosecuting attorney's office for the following offenses: second-degree domestic assault, a class C felony; first-degree burglary, a class B felony; assaulting a law enforcement official, a class C felony; and resisting arrest for a felony offense, a class D felony; and assault on a police animal, a misdemeanor.
    Julius' bond was set at $250,000 by Judge Rhonda Cortesini.
    According to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long, sheriff's deputies were dispatched to a residence on Haskell Drive, just outside of the St. Robert city limits, regarding a domestic assault around 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1.
    When deputies arrived, they spoke with an individual who had injuries to his face. The injured person told deputies that a relative had just assaulted him and the relative left the scene on foot before deputies arrived.
    A short time later, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department was notified by a neighbor that someone matching the suspect's description had just attempted to unlawfully enter their home.
    A search of the area by Deputy David Jones and his K-9 law enforcement dog, Anna, revealed that the suspect, Julius, was hiding in the woods trying to elude them.
    When Jones attempted to apprehend Julius, the suspect resisted arrest and assaulted Jones and the K-9 dog numerous times as Julius tried to escape before being apprehended.
    Julius was incarcerated in the Pulaski County Jail after being treated at a local hospital and released for injuries received while trying to elude the deputy and the K-9 dog.
    Neither Jones nor Anna received substantial injuries during the incident, the sheriff's office stated.

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