Hit and Run Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder

Investigation of a hit and run incident last Friday, April 26, 2019 has led to the arrest of Joshua Ladner (38) in unincorporated Apache Junction.

According to Apache Junction Police Department (AJPD) spokesman Cpl. Marshall Harshman, officers responded to a 911 call at about 7:30 a.m. reporting a hit and run pedestrian injury accident near Ironwood Drive and McKellips Road.

“The follow up investigation would reveal that [Landner] intentionally drove his vehicle off the roadway . . . striking the pedestrian and fled the scene,” Harshman stated. “Additionally, it was determined that Ladner had previously filed an order of protection against the victim.”

Ladner was detained for AJPD by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) after he attempted to file a report of the incident, indicating that he accidentally struck the victim.

AJPD took Ladner to Pinal County Detention Center in Florence where he is currently being held on the charges of Leaving the Scene of an Injury Accident, Aggravated Assault, and Attempted Murder. No bond has been set at this time.

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