Suspect Joshua Taylor Mock facing serious charges
By Summit Voice
FRISCO —Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputies last night arrested 23-year-old Joshua Taylor Mock and charged him with felony kidnapping and vehicle theft after he allegedly stole an unattended Summit Stage bus at Keystone’s River Run village.
Deputies responded to the motor vehicle theft call shortly before midnight (Feb. 28) when passengers on the bus called 911 to report that the bus was being erratically driven up Montezuma Road. A dispatch call described the suspect as a “male in dark clothing and a black balaclava. A sheriff’s office spokesperson said there was no indication Mock was under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Deputies located the bus, which appeared to have slid off the road and gotten stuck. They also made contact with a male suspect who was walking on Montezuma Road approximately a half mile from the scene of the accident. Other passengers on the bus were able to positively identify Joshua Taylor Mock as the individual who had been driving the bus.
Mock, age 23, no known address, was booked into the Summit County Jail on the following charges:
- 4 counts of 2nd Degree Kidnapping, a Class 4 Felony which is punishable by up to six years in jail and up to $500,000 fine
- 1st Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, a Class 3 Felony which is punishable by up to 12 years in jail and up to $750,000 fine
- Hindering Public Transportation, a Class 2 Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 12 months in jail and/or $1,000 fine
- Reckless Endangerment, a Class 3 Misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 6 months in jail and/or $750 fine
- Violation of Bond Conditions, also a Class 3 Misdemeanor.
No bond has yet been set; Mock is scheduled to appear in court this afternoon.