Waynesboro Police Arrest Man Wanted in Multiple Jurisdictions
Joshua Daniel Isaksen
Waynesboro Police Department Press Release:
The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested an Augusta County man on multiple charges from three other jurisdictions after a brief standoff at a city residence earlier today.
Joshua Daniel Isaksen, 32 years old, was wanted by the Sheriff’s Departments of Augusta County, Nelson County and Rockbridge County since November 3, 2013.
At approximately 4:15 PM today, the Waynesboro Emergency Operations Center received ac all from a 20 year old Waynesboro woman who said that Isaksen was in her in residence which is in the 1300 block of Shenandoah Avenue. The caller indicated that she was in the residence with Isaksen and her 3-year-old daughter. She also appeared frightened and made it sound that she was being held against her will.
Aided by the Augusta County Sheriff’s Department and other callers, officers were able to determine that the woman was Isaksen’s girlfriend. In addition, Isaksen is known to carry firearms and has a history of violence.
Waynesboro police officers and deputies from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office maintained surveillance of the residence while a search warrant was obtained and the Department’s SWAT and Negotiations teams were assembled.
Just after 7:00 PM, the Police Department & Sheriff’s Department blocked off Shenandoah Avenue in front of the residence. Using a public addresss system, a negotiator contacted Isaksen and requested his surrender. After approximately three minutes, Isaksen’s girlfriend opened the front door and exited the residence. Almost immediately afterwards, Isaksen appeared at the door holding the 3-year-old girl, who was clad only in a diaper, and surrendered.
He did not have a weapon in his possession.
Isaksen is being held without bond at Middle River Regional Jail. The outstanding charges on Isaksen are as follows:
Augusta County - 2 Circuit Court Capiases for failure to appear on November 22, 2013; Nelson County – 2 counts burglary, 2 counts grand larceny (all felonies); Rockbridge County – felony destruction of property, misdemeanor assault & battery.
CLARIFICATION: The original press release said Isaksen's girlfriend was with her 3-year-old son at the time of the incident. A new release was issued correcting "son" to "daughter."
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