Escaped parolee spotted, later caught

Escaped parolee spotted, later caught
Photo: Joshua Paul Lee

MONTAGUE – On the morning of September 5 a deputy with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office was out on patrol when he spotted someone who matched the description of escaped parolee, 42-year-old Joshua Paul Lee, who most recently resided in Merced.

The deputy saw Lee walking on the street and entering a store. Upon confrontation and a command at gunpoint to stop, Lee took off.  Other law enforcement personnel arrived and established a perimeter in an attempt to detain the suspect, but he managed a successful escape.

Lee had recently been released from prison and was on parole. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office reports that “he (Lee) absconded from parole and is wanted by state parole authorities.”

The SCSO added that “He is a suspect in an incident that occurred a few days ago when a driver of a red compact vehicle attempted to evade arrest after being pursued by the California Highway Patrol in the North County area.”

A few hours later Lee was arrested in McCloud, thanks to alert Siskiyou County citizens who revealed Lee’s location to the SCSO. Two others were arrested for harboring a fugitive, related to this incident.


Escaped parolee spotted, later caught was last modified: September 17th, 2019 by admin
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