Friday, July 26, 2013

Pothead dad picks up 4-year-old daughter by the throat, injures her face (Pinal County, Arizona)

Don't get me wrong. I'm not pro-drug in the slightest. But the drugs are fairly insignificant here. What you have is a hot-headed idiot who loses his temper after even a normal childhood incident like a little girl soiling her underwear. Being clean and sober doesn't necessarily make you a good parent if you're an @$$hole to start with. 

Dad is identified as JOSHUA ANGELL.

26 JUL 2013

Father, accused of picking up daughter by her throat, picked up by law enforcement
by: Jim Knupp

The US Marshals Service Violent Offender Taskforce – Pinal apprehended Joshua Angell, 31, on Thursday as a result of a June 5 indictment, filed by the Pinal County Attorney’s Office, for child abuse involving his 4 year old daughter.

According to the Probable Cause statement, the alleged child abuse occurred on April 20, 2013. Records state that Angell was “celebrating ‘4-20’” by smoking “high-grade weed” and after his daughter soiled herself, he picked her up by the throat to change and clean her and her face struck a door jamb causing injury to her cheek and eye area.

The statement indicates the abuse for which Angell is accused was discovered when the 4 year old was taken to Mountain Vista Hospital by her mother with suspicious injuries to her throat and cheek. Medical personnel stated the injuries appeared superficial to minor, though as reported in the public record, the injuries also appeared intentional and specifically, the marks on her neck looked to be the result of her being grabbed by the throat with significant pressure.

Acting on a bench warrant for Angell’s arrest, the US Marshals Violent Offender Taskforce - comprised of the US Marshals Service, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Casa Grande Police Department and the Pinal County Attorney’s Office - took Angell into custody around Noon on Thursday in Chandler.

Angell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. He was booked into Maricopa County Jail and will be extradited to Pinal County for arraignment on July 30, 2013.

Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles said, “Drugs and kids don’t mix and our children deserve the best lives we, as parents, can provide. Studies have found that child abuse cases are often associated with either alcohol or other drug use within the home – up to 80% according to one study. I thank the Violent Offender Taskforce for their hard work and dedication to ensuring potentially dangerous offenders are taken off the streets so my office can in turn seek justice for the victims.”