Mt. Vernon man facing multiple charges including child endangerment

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Just before 5 p.m. Sunday, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the Woodlawn area to assist Mount Vernon Police Department in locating a 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man in reference to a physical domestic where he had battered his mother and fled the scene with a small child.

Joshua Boldrey (Source: JCSO)
Joshua Boldrey
(Source: JCSO)

Joshua Boldrey had reportedly made statements to family members that he had a gun and would kill law enforcement if they tried to stop him.

Deputies recognized Boldrey’s vehicle approaching them on Fair Drive Lane. The Deputy, along with an Illinois State Police Officer, turned on his lights and exited his fully marked patrol vehicle in an attempt to stop Boldrey.

The deputy stated Boldrey accelerated toward him in an attempt to run over him and the deputy fired one round at the driver of the vehicle as it approached him. No one was struck by the gunshot. The vehicle continued on the roadway and Boldrey exited the vehicle and fled on foot into a wooded area.

Boldrey was taken into custody a short time later without injury. He was arrested for alleged aggravated domestic battery, attempted murder, aggravated assault, child endangerment, and fleeing and eluding.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he awaits the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.