Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Escambia County

February 29, 2020

A jury took less than an hour Friday to find an Escambia County man guilty of a kidnapping and raping a woman.

Joshua Edwards was convicted of sexual battery, kidnapping and two counts of carjacking. He is a member of a the “Aryan Brotherhood Gang”,  a white supremacist prison gang, leading law enforcement to believe the crimes against an African American woman were racially motivated.

The victim was kidnapped from a Circle K at the intersection of New Warrington Road and Jackson Street in March 2019. He forced the woman at gunpoint to drive into Lillian, Alabama, where he raped her. They returned to Escambia County where the woman intentionally crashed the vehicle into trees. Edwards raped her again on benches at Bill Dickson Park on Fenceline Road.

Edwards stole another car from a nearby home and was later spotted at the Walmart on Blue Angel Parkway. He was taken into custody in a wooded area behind a nearby Verizon store.

Edwards will sentenced on March 11.


3 Responses to “Man Convicted Of Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Escambia County”

  1. Hmmm on February 29th, 2020 2:08 pm

    Actually, any sentence he gets will probably be a death sentence. The Aryan Brotherhood is extremely conscious of their image in the prisons, and absolutely will not tolerate sex offenders. If they allow him to walk they would instantly lose their standing with the other gangs. It does not matter the circumstances. They will already know his charges and as soon as he hits a yard, he will be attacked and be lucky to live through it. They’ll probably cut the AB tattoos off of him. Either that or he’ll have to spend the next 30 years or whatever he gets, in Protective Custody, which is basically solitary confinement.

    This dude has royally messed up.

  2. Alan on February 29th, 2020 10:40 am

    He had just been released from prison a few months earlier in November 2018 for committing 8 felonies in 4 separate cases. Judge Miller allowed all sentences to run concurrently so with Gain Time, he served just less than 3 years.

    My guess is he did not belong to the Brotherhood until he spent time in Prison. He got out, missed his buddies on the inside, and picked this particular crime to return to prison increasing his standing and credibility with the Brotherhood.

  3. TJ on February 29th, 2020 8:16 am

    What a scum bucket this guy is. I hope he gets life with no parole. This lady deserves justice!

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