At around 11:40 p.m. on Friday, a female victim called 911 to report that her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Joseph Peasley, had entered her apartment in the 200 block of Connell Avenue after she told him not to, then hit her and stole her laptop. The victim said Peasley often has a gun on or with him. Police Public Information Officer Lydia Arnold explains.
“There was a report of a domestic physical disturbance and a robbery in progress,” Arnold said. “On scene, the officers made contact with the victim who explained the male suspect, Joseph Peasley, had left the scene already. In the officer’s initial investigation, they observed a scene consistent with the victim’s statement, a disturbance and injuries to the victim. Officers were able to locate Peasley and take him into custody a short time later without incident.”
The victim shared some portions of a text message conversation between herself and Peasley in which she appeared to have ended their relationship via text message at around 10:30 p.m. During that conversation, Peasley told the victim he was coming over to get his things. She told him he had no things and not to come over.
Court documents indicate Peasley showed up at her apartment