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Wanted Suspect Joshua Welcome Arrested  
On Monday, July 19, 2021, 9-1-1 dispatch received a call regarding a possible shooting in the Western Heights area that allegedly involved 24-year-old Joshua Welcome, who was wanted on five outstanding warrants for aggravated assault and one outstanding warrant for domestic aggravated assault.  

No injuries were reported during the shooting, but KPD officers were able to identify the vehicle being driven by Welcome. That vehicle was later located at a residence in the 1700 block of Virginia Avenue and officers responded to that location in an effort to take Welcome into custody. Welcome was located inside of the residence and taken into custody without incident.   

Based on the evidence observed in plain view, a search warrant was obtained for the residence. In a subsequent search of the apartment where Welcome was located, officers located a denomination of U.S. currency, over 34 grams of marijuana packed in multiple separate packages, and drug paraphernalia. In addition to the six outstanding warrants, Welcome was also charged with schedule VI drug violations, simple possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of conditional release.  

Welcome was previously arrested on May 15 for two counts of domestic assault and one count of felony evading. He was also arrested on June 28 on numerous failure to appear warrants out of Knox County.  
Posted by serland On 20 July, 2021 at 10:52 AM