A New Haven man faces multiple felony charges for allegedly forcing his way into a home Saturday, July 29, assaulting a victim and ramming a car into a home.
Joshua J. Roberts, 37, is charged in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court with first-degree burglary, two counts of assault, first-degree property damage, stealing a motor vehicle and misdemeanor violation of an order of protection.
According to the probable cause statement filed in the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office by New Haven police, Roberts attempted to force a door open at a home located in the 400 block of Vine Street, New Haven.
Police allege Roberts kicked in the front door of the home.
While in the home, Roberts allegedly threw a frying pan at a male victim. Then Roberts dislocated the man’s shoulder after slamming him into a wall.
Outside of the home, police said, Roberts threatened to break the windows of a vehicle with a baseball bat. He dumped the contents of a female victim’s purse onto the driveway of the home, located the keys to a vehicle and drove it into the home.
Roberts then drove the car into a garage door and crushed it, according to police. He then backed out of the driveway and fled the scene in the vehicle.
There is an order of protection prohibiting Roberts from being in contact with a female resident at the address.
Roberts is being held in the Franklin County Jail on a $75,000 cash-only bond.