CARRICK (KDKA) – Another of Allegheny County’s most wanted suspects was arrested Friday night.

According to the Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office, Joshua Parham, 26, of the North Side, was arrested in Carrick.

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Parham was wanted on two separate bench warrants stemming from parole violations for two convictions in 2007.

Parham was charged on July 10, 2007, after being accused of beating a 4-year-old child with a belt and a shoe. The child had extensive bruising on their back, buttocks, head and thighs.

Parham was also arrested on Aug. 6, 2007, on burglary charges. He spent over a year in jail before being paroled .

Bench warrants were issued on June 4, 2012, before he was placed on the Allegheny County Most Wanted list.

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On Friday, police received a tip from a Comcast viewer who has seen Parham at a gas station in the 1900-block of Brownsville Road in Carrick.

When police arrived, they saw Parham leaving the building and attempted to arrest him. Parham tried to flee, but officers were able to take him into custody.

In addition to the bench warrants, Parham will also be facing charges of aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

Parham is currently being lodged in the Allegheny County Jail without bond.


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