Sheriff’s officers arrest fugitive from Colorado

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July 1, the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office assisted the U.S. Marshal Fugitive Task Force in apprehending 28-year-old Joshua Borth of the Wills Point area. 


Borth is wanted by the Durango, Colo., Police Department for Sexual Assault of a Child while at a homeless shelter.

Borth is being held at the Van Zandt County Justice Center without bond until he can be transported back to Durango. 


Borth was arrested in the Myrtle Springs area without incident after being located in an abandoned structure on his family’s property. He was armed with a stolen .22-caliber long rifle and 30-06 rifle.


Borth attempted to climb out a window but quickly realized he was surrounded and gave up, the sheriff's department said. 
Borth was found with camping gear and survival equipment; it is believed Borth has been hiding in the woods on his family’s land for the past week.


Borth’s mother, 54-year-old Janie Borth of the Wills Point area, was also arrested for felony Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution of Known Felon after she told marshals she has not seen her son in several days.

Janie Borth was released from the Van Zandt County Justice Center July 3 on $10,000 bond.