Law Enforcement made contact with a juvenile male. The male indicated that Joshua Lebsock had grabbed him around the neck with Lebsock’s right hand and slapped him with his left. The male indicated he had difficulty breathing while Lebsock had him by the neck. The male also indicated this had transpired during a verbal altercation with Lebsock inside the business.
Responding officers made contact with Lebsock who was yelling profanities at officers and community members. Lebsock was subsequently arrested and formally charged with C-felony aggravated assault.
The Williston Police Department fully protects the first amendment rights of our community. As well, the facts of the investigation will be played out in the court of law, allowing for many questions to be answered at that time.
The officers who conducted the arrest of Lebsock did follow department policy and training guidelines that have been put in place for the safety of our community.
The Williston Police Departments mission is to protect and serve the community with the upmost respect and dignity and will continue to do so.
We appreciate and value our relationship and support we have with our community.”