Man who body-slammed Perkins senior turns self in

With detectives hot on his trail, a Perkins Township man suspected of body-slamming a 73-year-old man during a Feb. 12 road rage incident turned himself Tuesday.
Emil Whitis
Feb 20, 2013

 

Joshua Herrin, 25, is charged with aggravated menacing and felonious assault.

Herrin initially refused to talk to police.

Detectives said witness statements led them to AVI Food Systems on Tuesday. Witnesses said the assailant drove away in a company box truck after the assault.

For more about the investigation pick up a copy of Wednesday's edition of the Register.

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THED0N

I hope they throw away the key! Hurting a 73 year old man. You should feel shame for you and your family name.

DickTracey

1 Concerning: Herrin, Joshua D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/29/2007
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD0704052
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: 54/35 SPEED
Case Type: Traffic
2 Concerning: Herrin, Joshua D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/25/2009
Arr. Agency: OSP Case #: TRD0906126
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: STOP SIGN VIOL
Case Type: Traffic
3 Concerning: Herrin, Joshua D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2012
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB1201534A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRUG ABUSE
Case Type: Criminal
4 Concerning: Herrin, Joshua D
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 05/17/2012
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: CRB1201534B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DRUG ABUSE
Case Type: Criminal

the buck stops here

I'm glad they caught the the alledged punk. If convicted he will go to jail for a while but with the system so overloaded the offenders will probably serve only a fraction of what they should. mental health issues really need to be re-evaluated in our country. The prime reason why this liberal system we're living in presenlty doesn't work

24productions

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Restless1

Cannot control his temper. These are the early signs of trouble ahead not so much for him but for us who might be around him when he snaps again. A lot of noise about gun control but nobody is talking about mental health issues. Wake up people!!!

THED0N

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Sit n Spin

If you are 6'4 245 lbs what do you need all the weaponry for there tough guy ?

Bluto

When you're that chunky , you can't run so you better be armed to the teeth ; )))) I got your back bro . Us fat guys gotta stick together : )

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thinkagain

It must be horrible to live life in that much fear…

I am 6'5 285 lbs. and carry my faith, pictures of my family and a pack of gum wherever I go. Next victim will not be me as I am a victor.

shucks

Did you mean: pack a gun?

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thinkagain

Wrigley's spearmint

shucks

Stick 'em up!

KnuckleDragger

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thinkagain

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Rod Farva

Easy there dirty harry!

THED0N

Yes it is all legal!

Kilroy

You are right about that R1.

Put the money where it is needed, back into mental health.

For the posters that keep wanting to put them away for life and throw away the keys, who is going to pay for all this? You are, then you will be posting/complaining how much it costs to keep them all incarcerated, why your taxes are so high, and whatever else they tax to just throw away the keys.

At least the kid did the right thing, this time. Since I imagine he will be losing his job over this also.

Mel's Comments

He is going to prison. Yeah, I would guess the ol' job is gone. Good guess.

KURTje

Maybe we can here Joshes version. "2sides to each story." Gene Damscroeder?

Phil Packer

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goodtime1212

the other side is, the old man pulled in his drive way got out of his car to get the mail, this moron pulled in all pisst off and body slamed him. what elese do we need to know. We have all been behind someone old that should be not be driving ( dont know if this is the case here) and been agrivated, but to go this far. JUST NUTS AND STUPID.

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KnuckleDragger

I don't know, my 73 year old father would have put this punk in a body bag.

Phil Packer

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JERRY from SANDUSKY

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KnuckleDragger

It's only libel or defamation if it is untrue. The mods got it wrong again.

THED0N

kURTje- Maybe Josh is an idiot that attacked a unarmed 73 year old man that couldn't defend himself.

JERRY from SANDUSKY

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Lightbird

What does this mean ?

starryeyes83

Maybe a bunch of seniors could do "Cane Fu" on his behind. I'm surprised he had the stones to turn himself in.

Kottage Kat

Starryeyes
Ah Kane Fu good
Kat teach
You remember

Kat

shucks

LOL

starryeyes83

Okay, I"m not a senior but I still have to use a cane once in a while due to the back and balance thing....

Oops, I shoulda spelled it Kane w/ a K ....Ahhh Haaaa!

Hiii Yaaaahh :)

Kottage Kat

Starryeyes
I am a senior
Passed driving test
use a Kane when needed
Pink belt in Kane Fu
And depends
This fella no want to mess with ole kat
Active member grey panthers

Just Saying

Hee Hee - Good one !

Mel's Comments

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Centauri

I am glad to hear that he was caught. When I first saw the bully's photo, I thought of Adam Sandler.

EZOB

You guys that are really big and think you can handle yourself could get yourself in real trouble. A young guy over six feet can have a very big problem trying to handle a guy 5-8 that is drugged up, just ask any of the police. They can be 2 or 3 times as strong and feel no pain and pepper spray might not slow them down. I don't and have never carried but I don't blame anyone for carrying a 45, your 32 is to small.

Mum-of-One

Guys like him only threaten, women, children and the elderly. They back down when challenged. I wonder how he will handle himself inside, that's if aggravated menacing and felonious assault earns him any jail time.

tonto

No excuse for this, maybe he had a lot of road rage. The driving skills of the elderly do get on my last good nerve, but if that was the case this guy should written down this guys plate & reported it to the police. On the issue of elderly driving, there should be a law that after 60-65 when they renew their license, they should have to take the driving test over also.

8ballinthesidepocket

This puke is a punk and always has been a punk. I wish he would try to body slam me, but then he wouldn't because I would pile drive this pencil neck into the ground and I am twice his age. Punks never grow up.

wiredmama222

This guy should be locked up an the key thrown away. There was no reason for this kind of thing. He had no right to do this.

(Isn't that the same company that the people worked for who snuck things into the jail? Or am I mistaken? )

he said she said

Wired: I usually read your posts and sit back and say yea, there's something to that. But this time, sorry, I can't. Jail is not going to do anything for this kid but give him more ideas for next time (like an adult time out). Helping this family, this elderly man that he abused, would be a better punishment because he has to look this 73 year old man in the face every time he had to go to this man's home. Maybe it would open his eyes that he cannot go around beating on people because he's having a bad day or things aren't going his way.

wiredmama222

Thanks. I agree to a point, but how can anyone, with this boys anger problems, be assured that the first time he got mad, he wouldn't take it out on this elderly man again? Can you imagine what would happen? It would be a great idea though, if he wouldn't hurt the man again.

I agree that maybe jail may not be the best place for him, but what he really needs, no one will get him: anger managment therapy. That cost a great deal of money. I am sure the state won't. He probably hasn't got it either. I doubt he got this way overnight, so somewhere along the line, his family or friends MUST have noticed that there was a problem.

Look, if I had my way, we would take all the kids who need help and get it for them. I really would. I think we throw away too many of them. We just stick them in jail and that is that.. That is the honest truth. Maybe if he goes to go to jail for awhile he might understand that his actions result in consequences. And today, it probably won't be for long.

The Feds have mandated that because of overcrowding, judges be lienent with their sentences. Then I wish there were a way to get him help with anger management. I really do. I wish I had the money to pay for it myself, I would.

I do understand what you are saying, and like I said, I do agree with you, that perhaps jail isn't where he should be. Right now, I hope you and I are going to get our wish as for a short sentence: probably 60 to 90 days if that is he shows remorse for what he did. Maybe he will since he turned himself in. I just hate seeing anyone hurt an older person.

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Wired:

I wonder if he treats his mother and father this way? I hate seeing anyone get hurt young or old. And anger management will only help if the person truly sees that they have a problem and most of the time, it's the 'I don't have an anger problem'.

lifetimeresident

Road Rage. I'll bet ya when they get these two side by side and they tell their stories over and over again to the police, they charge them both. Unfortunately the elderly man got the worst of it. People be careful of crazies in cars. Luckily neither one carried a permit gun. I'm assumming. If they do have a conceled permit I hope they take it away.

grumpy

To THEDON,
In regards to your second post in this thread... HK makes no revolvers period, only semi-automatic handguns. The only firearm they designate as a HK 32 is a varaition of an M-4 fully automatic RIFLE. I have never seen an HK32 outside of a very few yputube vids, it would not be legal for you to walk around with such a firearm.

Care to try again?

The Answer Person

Another example of why we need ANNUAL SENIOR DRIVER TESTING NOW!

Doubt Grampa 73 is without sin in the case!

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Cityslicker

Just another name on the court docket that you can trace their roots. The fruit never falls far from the tree.

Darkhorse

Drugs have turned our kids brains into mush. How could someone commit such an act. Probably the best thing that ever will happen to the kid is jail. He can dry out and get himself clean.

Logistics

Didn't the original report say this guy was of a "muscular" build?

Mel's Comments

ha ha ha ha ha ha

bigrmachine

This young man's deed against society will not go undetected in the general population in a nearby prison...This act was an aggravated assault in my book and should carry a rather harsh sentence to show that you cannot just go and bully on folks when you please.

richrs

no one will pay a bit of attention to what he has done in GP. All that bubba's gonna get you for _____ (list crime here)(including child molesters/killers. other sexual deviants, and such) is TV hype and is what those of us who have to walk in there for 8 hours at a time call urban myths.

Kottage Kat

This kid would be chicken feces if approached by one of the " big guys" who have posted
Know this family
Chicken poop from a chicken coop

Simple Enough II

Meh, he won't get much. He will come in with the excuse he has some mental disorder along with, had a horrible childhood where (pick 1 or more )he had possibly a bad experiance in a turkish bath house, watched Oprah as a child, ate lead paint chips off the wall, stuck his tongue in a light bulb socket one to many times, watched "little house on the prairie" reruns, had an older sister whoop his butt on a regular basis, didn't get a red ryder BB gun for one christmas, idolized Pigpen from the Charlie Brown gang, had a younger sister whoop his butt on a regular basis or didn't feel his parent s gave him enough attention.

Mel's Comments

This post is hilarious. I am sure that he'll try every excuse in the world.

KURTje

Wish the S.R. would have left posts up. Watch Motor Mania/Goofy. While it is dated & a cartoon (Disney), it has merit. My point is this - many people drive dangerous & endanger others. Violence against seniors is wrong yet seniors have been known to provoke & aggravate. Respect goes both ways - it that E-z.

totallyamazed

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This is a shame for both the victim and for the problems that Josh has gotten himself into. Josh was a pretty good kid back in his baseball years (11 years old).
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Mel's Comments

A lesson to all 11-year-old baseball players out there. Don't be like Josh. -A Public Service Announcement

Mel's Comments

See Josh throw road rage fit in school zone.
See Josh get out and body slam elderly man.
See Josh go to jail.

Don't be a Josh

Taking T-shirt orders now...

queenjhb

Anger issues, instantly blows up at the first slight. Needs anger management classes. They should have classes in schools nowadays. The elderly gent may have been aggravateing, should rethink driving if he is slow, and reacts slowly while driving. Anyway, I hope they both recognize that they both are at fault here, and learn from it .

Mel's Comments

You know what's aggravating? You spelling "aggravateing" incorrectly.

queenjhb

sorry, breathe, I do make spelling mistakes, not perfect, not getting out the ole dictionary.

Boredom

Now let's talk about your punctuation. It also stinks.

Mel's Comments

Comma usage classes are available at your local community college. Someone take the comma off of her keyboard.

HARLEYMAMA

There is always two sides to every story !! Josh will have his day in court.. Dont judge him if you dont know the whole story.. You ppl have nothing better to do then to sit behind a screen and worry about other peoples lives.. Shame on you all..

Mel's Comments

shame on you for defending a scumbag beater!

Mel's Comments

Irony: You sitting behind the screen doing the same thing you are slamming others for. (Look up irony)

goodtime1212

How much more do we need to know, a punk kid beat up an old man. The old man did NOT have any type of weapen, so it cant be self defence. Can not think of any other resone a Punk kid will pick up an old man and slam him to the ground. But can not wait to here what he comes up with.

Boredom

I am so ashamed now. You sure told me...

8ballinthesidepocket

Oh why don't you go kick start your Harley. I guess you think what he did is okay? Get real the guy has a poor history so don't give us this holier than thou two sides to the story spiel!

KnuckleDragger

Boy do we have an overzealous moderator on here today. It seems the SR is getting worse everyday with the gestapo like moderation.

Boredom

Godwin's Law

he said she said

Sure, there are those elderly that should not be driving, but what gives this kid the right to body slam anyone? What if this man had is grandkids or g-grandkids in the car and they had to witness this? I bet if this was somebody the same size and age, his punk @## wouldn't have done the same thing. He's a bully and will continue to pick on those that he knows can't defend themselves against him. And low and behold, when the police went to his job, his mother starts crying. 'It didn't happen the way it was reported'. Ok, so who's the liar? All the people that were witness to this or the punk that disrespected this man by throwing him down? Mom, he's 25. He's your son and I know you love him but lying for him is not making him grow up. He's going to hide behind your apron as long as you let him. Step back and let him see what he has done to this man--broken hand, bruised ribs and a gash on his head. What about his family? I know everyone in the reading area has had or knows someone who has had bruised or broken ribs. It's so painful--to move, to breath, to sit and even lay down. To the punk: I don't think you should go to jail. I think you should have to go help this family a couple of days every week as probation for the next two years no matter what the weather is.

Just Saying

This young man has probably bullied everyone around him for most of his life and gotten away with it. Rude awakening when you find out you have to actually follow the laws of society like everyone else, which is not beating somebody up because he pi$$ed you off - whaaa. Parent and/or good buddy enablers?? Most likely. And if I'm right, he has a toddler - probably not a candidate for Father of the Year there either.

He should feel pretty lucky that his victim survived, and he isn't facing a death penalty - his elderly victim is a pretty likely candidate for a heart attack under such circumstances.

Judgemental

Wow! Great group of people are commenting here. None of you know what the full story is, just as none of you were present when this happened. What happen to innocent until proven guilty? What a bunch of judgemental puppets.

Boredom

You do realize where you are? It's the comments section of an online newspaper article, not a jury room. People just post what they think. I think it's meant to be fun and not all that serious. Have some tea, watch Downton Abbey and get a good night's sleep.

Just Saying

Seriously - what an ignorant post. Can you really think of one "full story" that would even remotely give his actions justice?? You must be one of his enablers. And you ask what happens to innocent until proven guilty? - Uh, did you miss where he turned himself in and that there were witnesses?("witnesses means someone witnessed it)!

goodtime1212

HOW DO YOU KNOW JUDGEMENTAL that none of us were there? A few good citizens stoped, we could be one of them, the police were called, could be one of them, fire dept. was called for the ambulance could be one of them ????

reporter54

There's no e in judgmental and puppets have no human qualities.

he said she said

Since you say that we don't know the full story why do you enlighten us? Give us a play by play on what happened and don't leave anything out. Then I want you to tell us how you got your information.

Thanks

EZOB

judgemental,
Wow, what are you saying? Let's see, the 25 year old felt threatened so He pulled into the old man's driveway for protection and had to whip His A@# to save His own behind. Then He leaves the scene "Disn't want to be a Hero , You Know" and denies to0 the police he was even there. All His battle scars have had time to heal. The old man pulled him to ground and he just happened to fall on top of Him. I'd bet you really bought into Hillary's testimony on Benghazi. To bad somebody didn't take action.

The Big Dog's back

Hillary? Benghazi? I'd say you sank to a new low but that's impossible.

EZOB

Oh, by the way, you pulled my strings!

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thinkagain

I’m glad to see the moderator lately demonstrating increased fairness by removing all personal attacks, not just mine. :) Leave your opinions and forego deliberately antagonizing other commenters by picking fights.

thinktwice

There's our little body slammer.

meowmix

lmao!! Gee, he's all grown up.....

Mel's Comments

WOW! This has even made the Cleveland News. They wouldn't typically pick up a Sandusky story that wasn't a FELONY. See Fox 8 website http://fox8.com/2013/02/20/man-c...

lifetimeresident

How a bout it was all just a misunderstanding that got out of control. THEE END!

KURTje

Knew it. Oldster stated some words indirectly. Imagine that. Let's watch as this progresses.

gilamonster

WOW Kurt sunk to a new low. I always thought you were an oldster yourself, putting around Willard in your 80's S10 with the REMF decal on the back wind'er; grumbling about farm subsidies, hemp, and DD214?

reporter54

Mommy should not be defending her baby and in addition to charges, he should also lose his job.

Mel's Comments

NEWS ON THIS STORY:
CHECK THIS FOX 8 NEWS VIDEO OUT:

http://fox8.com/2013/02/15/man-d...

KURTje

Why U hatin G? Cause it got called. yeah

Mrjsiah1

Why you sound retarted dude ? Because you dont know better.