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Joshua Hall Blewett, 28 charged with kidnapping, rape and assault


Joshua Blewett

On Saturday September 10, Petersburg Police Department arrested Joshua Hall Blewett, age 28 of Petersburg, for one count of Domestic Violence related Assault. Following Blewett's arrest, officers continued to investigate and subsequently served a search warrant at Blewett's residence.

Police determined a female had been assaulted, kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and assaulted with a box cutter or utility knife. The female was transported to Petersburg Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.

Assistant District Attorney Chris Orman presented the case to a Grand Jury on September 15th. The Grand Jury indicted Blewett for Assault in the Third Degree, Sexual Assault in the First Degree, and Kidnapping. All are felony level crimes. According to Police Chief Kelly Swihart, police believe the defendant," restrained another person with the intent to inflict physically injury upon or sexually assault the restrained person..." 

Blewett is currently in custody awaiting trial. His bail has been set at $35,000, Cash Only, Performance.


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