Robbery suspect who cut Prescott man arrested in Mesa
A man accused of robbing a friend and cutting him during the incident, was arrested on Tuesday morning, April 11, in Mesa, Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn said.
Joshua Harrington, 24, is alleged to have accused the 35-year-old victim of stealing heroin out of a backpack during an argument at a home in the 5300 block of Diamond Drive on March 30.
The confrontation escalated, and Harrington pulled a large knife from the backpack, raised the knife and threatened to kill the victim, D’Evelyn said.
“To avoid being stabbed, the victim grabbed the knife blade,” D’Evelyn said. “When Harrington pulled the knife downwards, the victim’s hand was cut.”
The victim locked himself in a bathroom, but Harrington forced open the door. Harrington, now joined by a friend, demanded that the victim give him his car keys.
The pair left in the victim’s car, D’Evelyn said.
Prescott Valley Police found the car abandoned the next day.
Harrington was wanted for robbery and vehicle theft.
D’Evelyn said he was arrested by Mesa Police and was booked into the Maricopa County jail.