Red Bud man facing felony charges

A 28-year-old Red Bud man is facing multiple charges following a series of incidents that began around 11 p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of Ames Road.
Police first responded to a residence in that area following a report that the man, later identified as Joshua Heath, was threatening to harm individuals inside the home. He was picked up at that time for resisting arrest.
While in police custody, Monroe County Sheriff Neal Rohlfing said, Heath “began to hit his head on the shield in the patrol car.” He refused medical treatment at that time.
A family member picked Heath up from the county jail, but while traveling home, Heath battered the family member and exited the vehicle, Rohlfing said.
Shortly before 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, Heath returned to the Ames Road residence in a truck and another disturbance ensued, Rohlfing said. Deputies again responded and took Heath into custody a second time.
It was later determined that Heath stole the truck from a residence in the 6500 block of Old State Route 3. He remains at the Monroe County Jail, awaiting Thursday arraignment on charges of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.
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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.
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