Former MPD officer arrested 3 times in less than 3 months

Former MPD officer arrested 3 times in less than 3 months
Joshua Barnes (SOURCE: SCSO)
Joshua Barnes (SOURCE: SCSO)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A former Memphis Police Department officer is behind bars for the third time in less than three months.

Joshua Barnes, 28, was booked into jail on Sunday, April 3 for the third time this year. This time, he is being charged as a fugitive from justice out of Mississippi.

An active warrant was issued last week in Southaven, Mississippi, for Barnes for stalking his ex-girlfriend. This is the third time Barnes has found himself behind bars for stalking.

Barnes was first arrested on January 13 after he was accused of placing a tracking device underneath her car. He was an officer with the Memphis Police Department at the time of the arrest.

He was arrested a second time on February 16 for vandalism and violation of a restraining order.

He is now behind bars for a third time.

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