September 24, 2023
Joshua Lister

Deputies responded to a McDonald’s restaurant in The Villages after a girl reported her man good friend’s threats to kill her.

The girl sought refuge early Friday morning on the McDonald’s at Buffalo Ridge Plaza after 33-year-old Joshua David Lister of Wildwood threatened her throughout a battle over her cellular phone, in line with an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Workplace. When deputies made contact with the lady at McDonald’s, she was “emotionally in misery, afraid, and was crying,” the report mentioned. She mentioned Lister had “not been himself over the past two weeks and has threatened to kill her.”

Lister had taken away the lady’s cellular phone the earlier evening and spent the subsequent a number of hours going by her telephone. Early the subsequent morning, the lady “begged” for the return of her telephone, indicating she wanted to go to work. She tried to take again the telephone, however Lister grabbed it from her hand, inflicting some bruising to her hand. She received into her truck and tried to drive away, however Lister jumped onto the truck, holding onto the passenger aspect mirror. He tried to interrupt the truck’s window, however fell off the car. The truck’s tire “rolled over his arm.” The girl’s good friend, who had her seven-month-old child woman along with her, witnessed the incident and shared her account with deputies.

Deputies later situated Lister at UF Well being-Leesburg Hospital and took him into custody. He’s dealing with a cost of battery. He was booked on the Sumter County Detention Heart and launched after posting $2,000 bond.