Joshua Ladner, suspect in hit-and-run, charged with attempted murder, Apache Junction police say

Joshua Ladner

Joshua Ladner, 38, has been arrested in connection with an April 26 hit-and-run incident, Apache Junction police said.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Friday Apache Junction Police Department responded to a 9-1-1 call of a hit-and-run pedestrian injury accident.

“Further investigation would result in the arrest of 38-year-old Joshua Ladner in unincorporated Apache Junction after he was detained by Pinal County Sheriffs’ Office deputies for AJPD.  Ladner attempted to file a vehicle accident report with the PCSO indicating that he accidentally struck the victim,” according to an AJPD release.

“The follow-up investigation would reveal that he intentionally drove his vehicle off the roadway near Ironwood Drive and McKellips Road, striking the pedestrian and fled the scene. Additionally, it was determined that Ladner had previously filed an order of protection against the victim,” according to the release.

AJPD transported the suspect to the Pinal County Detention Center in Florence where he is being held on the charges of leaving the scene of an injury accident, aggravated assault and attempted murder, according to the release.

“The public is reminded that all persons are presumed innocent until a court of law determines otherwise,” the release states.

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