Tractor-trailer driver who died after chase posted bizarre videos

Jennifer Mobilia
Updated: May 28, 2020 11:37 PM
Created: May 28, 2020 10:51 PM

(WHEC) — News10NBC is continuing to dig deeper into the background of the man who died Wednesday night after leading law enforcement on a multi-county chase in a tractor-trailer.

58-year-old Joshua Blessed, born Sergeia Jourev, shot at police, hitting several cars, but not injuring any law enforcement officers or civilians.


Here’s what News10NBC has learned so far.

Blessed posted several videos to YouTube and Vimeo.  

A graphic video posted last month titled “Brave Patriot defending US Constitution and 2A vs. Domestic terrorist gang member ‘blue devils’” bears an eerie resemblance to the incident Wednesday night.

It began with a traffic stop in Le Roy for speeding and ended with a shootout in Geneseo and Blessed’s death.

The video ends with images of a deputy's car riddled with bullets.  

A video titled “I saw the LORD GOD Almighty / Yahshua the Messiah. My born from above testimony” shows Blessed dressed as a cop.

Another titled “Photo Life of Blessed family 2015” was posted in January. 

It appears to show Blessed, his wife, their two children and their home in Virginia.  

A Vimeo video called “My vision ‘The image of the beast’” may have been filmed in the very truck Blessed used Wednesday night to try and kill local police officers.  

Yurmen Express LLC owns that truck.

The company was just created last May and is owned by Russian immigrants.

According to Virginia court records, Blessed was arrested in 2015 for assault and battery of a family member.

The charges were later dismissed.

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