Waynesville man assaults woman, gets caught with trafficking amount of meth

By Kyle Perrotti | Mar 16, 2017
Courtesy of: Haywood County Sheriff's Office Warren is being held on $100,000 bond and has a court date scheduled for March 29.

A Waynesville man has been arrested multiple times in the last couple weeks on charges ranging from assault on a female to trafficking in methamphetamine.

Joshua Warren, 37, was first arrested by Haywood County Sheriff’s Office on March 2 after chaining a woman to a tree and striking her, an incident which resulted in charges of assault on a female and false imprisonment. Warren made his $1,500 bond shortly after and was released.

Then on March 13, Warren was arrested by Canton Police Officer A.N. Sutton after another incident with the same woman. This time, he grabbed her by the hair and struck her in the face, leading to a laceration on her lip. In addition, the woman had scratches and red marks on her neck and it was discovered that Warren had unplugged the phone line when she was calling 911. This led to charges of assault on a female, assault by strangulation and interfering with an emergency communication.

The final charges came two days later on March 15 when it was discovered that Warren was in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine, as well as a smaller quantity of marijuana, leading to his final charges of trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of less than one-half ounce of marijuana.

These incidents aren't Warren’s first brush with the law, as he has a litany of prior charges including assault with a deadly weapon, breaking and entering, resisting law enforcement, robbery with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon, hit and run leading to serious injury or death and multiple drug charges.

Warren is currently being held on $100,000 bond and has a court date scheduled for March 29.