Waco, TX – December 9, 2014 – A Waco man accused of attacking a Repo Man who was attempting to repossess his car and then fled with the wrecker and the hooked vehicle was on trial Tuesday in state district court.
Jury selection was underway Tuesday in 19th District Court in the robbery trial of 25 year old Joshua Marques Willis.
Willis is accused of attacking the driver of a tow truck who was attempting to repossess a blue Mercury Gran Marquis at about 4:20 p.m. on Nov. 14, 2012.
On that day officers were sent to an address near Harlem and Turner streets where an unnamed Repo Man reported that he had been assaulted by a man who was trying to prevent him from repossessing the vehicle.
The Repo Man reported to officers that he had hooked his truck up to the car in front of a house that’s also known as The Barber Shop when a man ran out house, got into the car and tried to drive it off from the tow truck, police said.
When that was unsuccessful, the man ran to the tow truck and tried to take the keys out of the ignition, police said.
When that failed the man began hitting the driver with his fists and bit the driver on the back, yelling for a friend to get his gun.
The Repo Man claimed that he feared for his life so he got out of his truck and turned it over to his attacker who drove off in the wrecker with the car attached to the back, police said.
Detectives later were able to identify the suspect and obtained a warrant for him.
Willis later was arrested February 5, 2013 by U.S. Marshals when they served a warrant on another man and found Willis at the same location, police said.