Convicted drug smuggler back in prison for family violence

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Joshua Moye

Joshua Moye, who was convicted in a 2014 drug smuggling case, is back behind bars on allegations that he strangled a woman and pointed a gun to her head.

Moye was under supervised release for a 2014 drug smuggling case when the incident occurred.

A court magistrate complaint states that on April 18th, Moye and the victim were watching a movie when he received a video call with multiple individuals on it.

The victim reported feeling disrespected, telling police that she became irritated and began to leave the room but was stopped by Moye.

That’s when she grabbed his phone causing him to become angry.

The victim told police that Moye grabbed her, pushed her and wrapped his arm around her neck to the point she could not breathe.

The alleged assault continued as she attempted to flee. Moye allegedly pushed her against the wall, striking her head several times.

Police say Moye followed the victim into a bedroom where he punched and stomped on her, then threatened her with a utility knife before getting a black gun. “He cocked it and placed it on her forehead,” according to the complaint.

Police say that Moye admitted to arguing and pushing the victim and picking up a knife. No further admissions to the allegations were detailed.

He has been charged with family violence offenses with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.