3rd Offense Domestic Violence

 The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office yesterday filed domestic violence charges on a man arrested Monday afternoon. 34-year-old Joshua Shannon “Josh” Patterson of 1118 Woodbluff Road, Laurens is charged with 3rd Offense Criminal Domestic Violence for the alleged assault on his live-in girlfriend Monday at their residence. A warrant obtained yesterday by Deputy Carter cites an investigation of the incident by Deputy Steve Paterson, indicating that the defendant caused injury to the member of his household on May 6th. It states that Josh Patterson punched and struck the victim, and notes that the subject has two prior convictions for criminal domestic violence in the past ten years. During arraignment on the charge yesterday, bond was set at $5,000. Joshua Patterson remained in the Johnson Detention Center this morning.