PITTSBURGH, PA - Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the apprehension of Joshua Brandon Parham, 26 years old from the Northside section on the City of Pittsburgh. Parham was wanted on two separate bench warrants for violating the conditions of his probation/parole stemming from both 2007 convictions. On July 10, 2007, police charged Parham with Simple Assault-Victim Under 12, Defendant 21 or Older, Endangering Welfare of Children and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. In this case, the victim was four years old and Parham was accused of beating the child with a belt and a shoe. The victim was said to have extensive bruising on his back, buttocks, thighs and head.
On August 6, 2007, police arrested Parham for Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Resisting Arrest. He later pled guilty to all charges and spent over one year in jail, before being paroled. On June 4, 2012, bench warrants were issued for him and he was later placed on the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office “Most Wanted” website.
This evening sheriff’s deputies received a tip from a Comcast viewer that had just observed Parham at a gas station located in the 1900 block of Brownsville Road in the Carrick section on Pittsburgh. When the tipster called there were two detectives from the Sheriff’s Office in that area. As these detectives approached the gas station, they observed Parham exiting the building. Detectives then approached Parham and he attempted to escape and resist arrest. Detectives were then assisted by Pittsburgh Police and were able to subdue Parham. Parham will now be facing additional charges for Aggravated Assault and Resisting Arrest. He will now be held in the Allegheny County Jail without bond on the original probation/parole violations.
For any media requesting a photo of Parham, please visit the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office website at www.sheriffalleghenycounty.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JULY 6, 2012
CONTACT: Lieutenant Jack Kearney, 412-350-4714
SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES APPREHEND “MOST WANTED”
ASSAULT & BURGLARY PAROLE VIOLATOR