Catawba County, NC
On July 14, 2019, at approximately 2:30 am, a caller reported to the Catawba County Communications Center that a vehicle crossed the center line in the area of Boggs Road and Cinderella Street causing them to crash to avoid hitting the vehicle. The vehicle that crossed the center line did not stop at the scene. An attempt to locate the vehicle was subsequently broadcast. Catawba County Patrol deputies located the suspect vehicle which was identified as a Black Subaru Impreza, approximately several minutes later on Boggs Rd. A deputy observed the suspect stopped at the intersection of Hwy 10 East and Boggs where he fired shots from a pistol towards an indeterminate location.
The suspect would not heed to deputies’ emergency equipment and continued onto Balls Creek Road. Deputies pursued the vehicle, which stopped at 1612 Balls Creek Road, which was determined to be the suspect’s residence. The suspect was apprehended without further incident. During the investigation, it was discovered that the suspect left two young children at his residence unattended earlier in the night and prior to this incident occurring.
The suspect was identified as Joshua Elliott Parlier, age 27 residence: 1612 Balls Creek Rd Claremont, NC. Parlier was subsequently arrested and taken before a magistrate, where his bond was set at $12,000.00 secured