KOUNTZE, Texas — The Hardin County Sheriff's Office released the criminal history of a Kountze man killed on Monday in a deputy-involved shooting. 

Joshua Conner was shot on Villa Road in Kountze where he is believed to have lived with extended family. Sheriff Mark Davis said he came toward a deputy with a knife and tree limb on Monday afternoon. 

The criminal history documents, released to 12News on Tuesday, show 31-year-old Joshua Conner was no stranger to law enforcement. 

Records show Conner was arrested 21 times between May 2014 and October 2, 2019, just five days before he was fatally shot. 

Conner was sentenced to two years for assault of a public servant and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in April 2017 according to the documents.  

He was also sentenced to jail time for a terroristic threat charge in 2014, drug charges, two DWI's and assault charges. 

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Joshua Conner, 31
Joshua Conner, 31
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