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Lexington PD arrest man on domestic violence, burglary, kidnapping, and other charges

Lexington, SC (December 24, 2017) – Chief Terrence Green said Sunday that the Lexington Police Department has arrested Joshua Dale Cassada from charges made during a Domestic Violence investigation. On the morning of December 23, 2017, officers were dispatched to a residence at the Cedarcrest Mobile Home Park, which is located at 366 Railroad Avenue in Lexington, for a possible burglary in progress. When officers arrived they met with a female victim who stated that during the previous night her ex-boyfriend, who was identified as Joshua Cassada, had broken into her residence and would not let her leave. Officers found that he had fled from the scene prior to their arrival. The victim stated that Cassada had a handgun in his possession during the incident and that she was in fear for her safety if she had tried to flee. The victim told the officers that through the night and into the next morning, Cassada would become enraged at her and then vandalize her residence. Officers found extensive damage which included the television being thrown against the wall breaking a window, the Christmas tree pushed over, the kitchen table and chairs broken and household items being scattered in all rooms of the residence. The victim stated that Cassada had picked up and dumped used kitty litter over her head. Officers began an extensive search for Joshua Cassada and he was arrested on Saturday evening without incident by the State Law Enforcement Division at a relative's home in Newberry, South Carolina. Joshua Cassada, age 40 of Pomaria, South Carolina, has been charged with Domestic Violence 1st Degree, Burglary 1st Degree, Kidnapping, and Vandalism. He is currently being held at the Lexington County Detention Center and his bond was denied during a bond hearing this morning. Chief Terrence Green would like to thank the State Law Enforcement Division for their assistance in this case.

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