On February 22, 2017, around 9:56 p.m., officers with the Winchester Police Department responded to a home on the 2900 block of Packer Street in reference to a domestic assault call. Officers discovered a juvenile living at the residence had visible injuries. The child was transported to Winchester Medical Center for treatment. The suspect, who also lives at the home, left the scene prior to officer’s arrival.
During the investigation, the suspect’s vehicle was located in a parking lot on the 2800 block of Valley Avenue. Several officers, including a K-9 unit, conducted a search of the area. Joshua Tobias Salyers, was taken into custody on February 23, 2017, around 12:17 a.m., in the 2100 block of Valley Avenue. Salyers, 32, is charged with strangulation, child abuse, assault and battery, and possession of marijuana.