Domestic violence suspect makes first court appearance

Vancouver man in stabbing, scuffle to be arraigned Nov. 3

By Jessica Prokop, Columbian Courts Reporter



A Vancouver man reportedly suffering a mental health crisis is accused of stabbing his grandfather in the stomach and trashing his residence Friday night, according to court documents.

Terrence B. Joshua, 24, made a first appearance Monday in Clark County Superior Court on suspicion of first-degree domestic violence assault and second-degree domestic violence malicious mischief. His bail was set at $500,000, court records show.

Joshua’s grandfather, 65-year-old Robert Green, was treated and released from PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, hospital spokesman, Randy Querin, said Monday afternoon.

Clark County sheriff’s deputies received a call at about 8:44 p.m. from a woman advising them that her son, Joshua, was having a mental health crisis and was off his medication. She wanted officers to know in case they received calls about him, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

As the deputy was reading the call, dispatch said it received a call from Green who said Joshua had assaulted him. As deputies responded to his residence at the Crown Plaza Apartments, 10117 N.E. Ninth Ave., another deputy spotted Joshua walking south on Hazel Dell Avenue and then east on Northeast 99th Street, toward the direction of Green’s apartment, the affidavit states.

When deputies knocked on Green’s door, they heard him moving things from behind the door as if it were barricaded. He was bleeding near his right eye, which was swollen shut, deputies said, and the left side of his face was severely swollen and bruised, according to court documents.

There were large blood stains on the carpet and blood splattered on the walls, deputies said. The refrigerator was in the middle of the living room on its side, and numerous items were broken in the same room, court records said.

Green told deputies that Joshua had just been released from jail and moved in with him that afternoon. Joshua became irate about something, Green said, and started yelling at him and throwing things from the kitchen into the living room, causing large holes in the drywall, the affidavit states.

Green said he tried to walk toward the front door, but Joshua pushed him down and began kicking him in the head and ribs, according to court documents. Deputies found a knife covered in blood in the kitchen and later learned Green suffered a stab wound to the stomach, court records said. Green reportedly didn’t remember being stabbed.

He was transported via ambulance to PeaceHealth for treatment.

Deputies arrested Joshua at a nearby gas station. He reportedly said he had been armed with a knife but refused to speak about what happened at his grandfather’s residence, the affidavit said.

Joshua will be arraigned Nov. 3.