Man Arrested After Threatening Family With Machete

Agg Assault 14-121589

On 12/29/14 at approx. 1812 hrs Officers responded to a residence in the 1600 block of Hursh. Family members (Victims) of Joshua Leija reported that he became upset with them and pulled out a machete. Victims stated that he pointed the machete at them, yelling for them to get out of the house and threatened to cut and stab them. Officers arrived on scene and located the victims standing outside of the residence. When they went inside the residence to locate Leija they found him hiding under a bed in a back bedroom and the machete was found under Leija’s bed. Leija was arrested for Aggravated Assault Family Violence x2. He was transported to the Wichita County Jail where he is currently still being held.

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