Man arrested after threatening to slit roommate’s neck with box cutter, SAPD says

Affidavit: Joshua Caldwell is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Joshua Caldwell booking photo. (Copyright 2024 by Bexar County Jail - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A 37-year-old man is behind bars after threatening to slit his roommate’s neck with a box cutter, according to San Antonio police.

The incident happened during the morning hours of March 14, 2024.

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The victim was preparing breakfast when Joshua Caldwell started throwing items around randomly, the affidavit said.

Caldwell then picked up a wooden stick and smacked the victim in the head with it, according to SAPD.

Caldwell also pulled out a box cutter and threatened to slit the victim’s neck, the affidavit said.

Afterward, the victim ran to a neighbor’s house and told them to contact authorities, SAPD said.

Caldwell is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to his arrest affidavit.

Caldwell remains in Bexar County Jail on a $100,000 bond, according to court records.

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Spencer Heath is a Digital Journalist at KSAT. Spencer graduated from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied Radio-Television-Film. He’s worked as a journalist in San Antonio since June of 2022. Outside the newsroom, he enjoys watching movies and spending time with family.

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