MISSOLA, Missoula (KGVO-AM News) – On January 6, 2023, at approximately 4:06 am, a woman saw a man (later identified as Josiah Boushie) get into a car outside her home.
According to court documents, Josiah headed to the next car, opened the driver’s side door and limped. Witnesses said Josiah closed the door quietly and deceptively. She believed this man was loitering in her car.
Unfortunately for Josiah, the witness’ spouse was an off-duty Missoula County Sheriff’s Office deputy, and this happened in front of their home. I told Josiah that Josiah turned him and started running away.
The deputy chased and physically tackled Josiah, but Josiah still tried to escape. When another deputy arrived, the deputy handcuffed Josiah. Witnesses also identified a handbag that Josiah dropped on the ground as he fled.
The lieutenant on duty observed the dome lights come on in one of the cars Josiah had access to. The car was registered to someone with a nearby address. The agent left a note on the car for the owner to contact him.
The lieutenant on duty went to the second vehicle and found things scattered around. The registered owner explained that the handbag Josiah was carrying was hers and consisted of various items totaling about $2000. The owner said the Oakley sunglasses were broken and worth about $200.
The door of the last vehicle was slightly open, but the owner said nothing was missing.
Court documents show Josiah is currently out on parole for criminal possession for robbery, theft and distribution. Josiah is currently facing three counts of felony theft, criminal mischief, and criminal trespassing into a vehicle.
The information in this article was obtained from public sources.
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