Good Samaritan holds road rage suspect at gunpoint until police arrive


Joshua Julius

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UNION, Mo. – A 32-year-old Crawford County man remains jailed after allegedly causing a crash, assaulting the person he’d struck, and later attacking law enforcement personnel.

According to Captain Richard Neace, the assistant chief of the Union Police Department, police responded to a crash and fight in progress around 4:50 p.m. on N. Washington Avenue.

Police learned there was a man with a gun at the scene.

When officers arrived, they learned Joshua Julius intentionally caused the crash and then attacked the person in the other vehicle.

Neace said a Good Samaritan witnessed the assault and stopped Julius by holding him at gunpoint until police got to the scene.

Neace said Julius attacked a Union police officer while being booked. He was then taken to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, where he also assaulted deputies.

Julius was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree assault. He’s being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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