Metro-East News

Red Bud man arrested twice in one night, police say

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A Red Bud man stole a car from a Waterloo residence just hours after being released from jail for an unrelated incident, police say.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to a family disturbance in Red Bud at 11:38 p.m. Tuesday, where they ended up arresting Joshua Heath, 28, for obstruction of justice.

While in the police car, Heath tried to harm himself by striking his head on the shield, according to a news release. EMS responded to the jail, and Heath refused medical treatment.

Heath was released from custody and a family member came to transport him home, according to the release. On the way home, Heath physically assaulted the family member, police say.

At 2:38 a.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to the same residence as the first call, 2100 Ames Road, and met with Heath again. They determined that Heath had stolen a truck from a residence in the 6500 block of Old State Route 3, police said, and took him into custody again.

He was preliminarily charged with burglary and theft of a motor vehicle, and will be arraigned for the charges Thursday.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department is on track to have its most active year for calls of service, with 7,714 so far this year, according to a news release. In 2016, they responded to 10,878 calls.