Courtesy Photo Joshua J. Stone

Courtesy Photo

Joshua J. Stone

Joshua J. Stone was arrested for assault on Wednesday, June 6 after a tip led the Grayson County Sheriff's Office (GCSO) to his whereabouts.

According to a press release from Grayson County Sheriff Norman Chaffins, at approximately 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, GCSO Deputy Fred Norder received information on the whereabouts of wanted suspect, Joshua Stone.

Chaffins said that Stone was wanted for an incident that occurred on May 28.

According to the press release, Stone allegedly beat his girlfriend and dragged her with a car, leaving her on the side of the road.

The press release also states that Stone allegedly physically assaulted the victim by punching her in the face, breaking her leg, and then kicking the leg when he realized he may have broken it.

Additionally, according to the press release, the victim said that Stone believed that she might be pregnant so he began kicking her in the stomach.

She stated that he then dragged her down the road with his vehicle before she was released and able to hide in the tall grass along the roadway before he fled the area, according to the press release.

Chaffins said the victim in this incident was injured so badly that she needed to stay several days in the University of Louisville Hospital after having several surgeries.

According to Chaffins, Stone was found in a residence on HWY 54, west of Leitchfield.

Stone was charged with Assault in the 1st Degree, Domestic Violence; Wanton Endangerment in the 1st Degree; Unlawful Imprisonment in the 1st Degree; and Criminal Mischief in the 3rd Degree.

He is currently being held in the Grayson County Detention Center.

Sheriff Chaffins would like to thank the local media for getting Stone's face to the community, and he would like to thank the community for their tips on Stone's whereabouts.

"From the day the incident occurred we had many citizens step up to the plate and report sightings of this man in their area," said Chaffins. "Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your continued support and confidence in our office to get the job done! It makes our job so much easier when we have citizens willing to come forward and help in locating wanted persons in Grayson County."