Fresno County parolee surrenders after brief standoff


A wanted parolee accused of stabbing a man in northwest Fresno Thursday morning was taken into custody after a long standoff with Fresno Sheriff’s deputies. 

According to the sheriff’s office, Joshua Servis, 25, Fresno was barricaded inside a white travel trailer when he surrendered to deputies. 

“He immediately put up his hands and than our deputy were able to get him to come out voluntarily and put his hands and than our deputies were able to get him to come out voluntarily without any problems,” Tony Botti, Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said. 

Servis was wanted in connection to the stabbing and sending deputies on a short pursuit earlier this week. 

Early Thursday morning, deputies got a call of a stabbing in the area of Valentine and McKinley avenues.

They say 25-year-old Joshua Servis stabbed a man with a screwdriver and then stole a truck from another person.

Servis also had a warrant out for his arrest and was possibly connected to a shooting that happened in the county. 

On Tuesday night, a sheriff’s deputy tried to pull over Servis but he took off hitting the deputy’s vehicle, sending them on a pursuit.

“You know it speaks to the violence of this guy. Take a look one night he’s ramming patrol cars putting citizens at risk speeding down the road and the very next night he’s stabbing somebody,” Botti said. 

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