Memphis Police Officer Arrested for Stalking


Joshua Barnes
  • Joshua Barnes
Memphis Police officer Joshua Barnes has been arrested and charged with aggravated stalking and violating an order of protection or restraining order. Barnes was allegedly stalking his ex-girlfriend.

Barnes, 28, was served an order of protection from DeSoto County, and it was determined that Barnes violated that order on January 13th. Barnes met with investigators and was taken into custody. He'd allegedly applied a tracking device on his ex-girlfriend's car, and when she went to file a complaint with Internal Affairs, Barnes was waiting there for her. After being asked to leave the area, Barnes parked his car across the street.

He's been employed with the Memphis Police Department since 2009. He was assigned to the Ridgeway precinct, but he has been relieved of duty.

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