Gun-toting Waukee man arrested after drunken entry fails

Joshua Vaden Hall, 26, of Waukee, was arrested Sunday on a charge of possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence.

A pistol-packing Waukee man allegedly passed out early Sunday in front of an apartment that he thought was his but was not.

Joshua Vaden Hall, 26, of 1740 S.E. La Grant Parkway, Waukee, was charged with possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence.

The incident began about 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1700 block of S.E. La Grant Parkway in Waukee, where an officer with the Clive Police Department and an officer with the Waukee Police Department responded to a caller’s report that “there was a white male outside her door in the breezeway” who was “possibly under the influence of something.”

The officers made contact with Hall, who “had a handgun on him” and “did have a permit to carry,” according to court records.

The officers observed that Hall “had trouble maintaining his balance, and his eyes were bloodshot and watery,” according to court records.

Hall told the officers that he “attempted to get into the wrong apartment and then fell asleep in the breezeway when he was unable to make entry into what he believed was his residence.”

Hall allegedly “admitted to consuming alcohol earlier in the night with friends,” according to court records. He refused to take a preliminary breath test at the scene and refused to “provide a sample of his breath via DataMaster” at the Dallas County Jail.

Hall is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to make an initial appearance Sunday in Dallas County District Court.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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