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Man Arrested for Burglary and Interference of Child Custody


Rafael Sanchez

Rafael Josue Sanchez


November 14, 2019

19-Year-old Josue Rafael Sanchez of Mountain Home was arrested late Wednesday morning by Baxter County Deputies on charges of Residential Burglary and Interference with Child Custody charges.

The incident began when Baxter County Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Mallard Point Road, east of Mountain Home. The caller stated she was asleep at a friend's home and awoke to find the suspect, Josue Sanchez in the home with her one-month old infant in his arms.  Sanchez, who is the biological father of the infant, then left the residence with the baby.

Sheriff's Deputy Jacob Zappa made contact with Sanchez at his mother's residence on Overlook Drive in Mountain Home.  Sanchez was arrested and transported to the Baxter County Detention Center.  The Department of Human Services was contacted, and the infant was returned to the mother unharmed.

Josue Rafael Sanchez is currently being held in the Baxter County Detention Center pending his appearance in Baxter County Circuit Court on November 14th, at 1 pm.  Judge John Putnam set Sanchez bond at $2,500 Cash Only.

Sheriff John Montgomery