The Richmond Register


February 4, 2014

Berea man charged with kidnapping his grandchildren

RICHMOND — Richmond police charged Roger D. Abrams, 50, of Berea, with kidnapping Friday after he allegedly took unlawful custody of his two grandchildren.

An officer responded to the 100 block of Rice Court about 3:38 p.m. and met with the children’s mother, according to the police report. The woman told the officer Abrams took her children, ages 7 and 9, from the home despite her objections, the report stated.

Shortly after the mother called the police, a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy stopped Abrams’ vehicle on I-75 South near the 81 mile marker. Abrams was taken to the RPD where he was interviewed before being charged, and the children were returned to their mother, the report stated.

Abrams was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

Arbuckle Road man charged in Sept. assault

Officers have charged an Arbuckle Road man in connection with an assault that occurred Sept. 17 on Short Street.

James E. Gillispie, 41, was charged Sunday with second-degree assault after allegedly attacking a man he claimed owed him money, according to the police report. The fight spilled from the man’s residence into the street, and Gillispie struck the man in the head with a rock before fleeing the scene, the report stated. The victim suffered bruising over his left eye and a cut lip from the altercation.

Gillispie was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the detention center where he remained Monday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

Richmond thefts/burglaries Saturday

• Residents of an apartment in the 300 block of High Street reported their unlocked residence had been unlawfully entered overnight and several items worth $833 were stolen. Reported missing was a 42-inch LG television, a wall tapestry with an elephant design and $218 cash. According to the report, a light-colored pickup truck with a cap cover was seen in the area around the time of the theft.

• A Bellevue Drive resident reported a number of items worth $1,502.66 were stolen from her parked and unlocked vehicle during the past four days. Reported missing was a Real Tree Scent Blocker jacket, a Carhartt jacket, a pair of Red Wing boots, a fleece hooded sweatshirt and various articles of Boy Scout camping equipment and clothing.


• A Heathcliff Drive resident reported several items worth $1,260 had been stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle between Jan. 14 and Jan. 18. Reported missing was a black range bag, a silver stapler, about 950 rounds of assorted caliber ammunition, eight ammunition magazines for various caliber firearms and a Dell Inspiron laptop.

• A resident in the 1000 block of Elizabeth Drive reported several items of jewelry worth $7,450 were stolen from her home during the past six months. Reported missing was a size eight gold ring with six diamonds (two carats), a size eight gold ring with a diamond in the center and smaller diamonds around it, a size eight gold horseshoe ring with diamonds, a flexible gold bangle bracelet with swirls etched into the gold and a gold bangle bracelet with two lines etched into the gold.

• A Woods Trail resident reported a silver Hewlett Packard laptop worth $1,000 had been stolen from his parked and unlocked vehicle overnight.


• A resident in the 1000 block of Bay Colony Drive reported five Vera Bradley Bags worth $400 had been stolen from her parked and unlocked pickup truck overnight. The collection consisted of two large blue and yellow duffle bags, two blue and yellow weekender bags, and one yellow bag.

• A Killarney Lane resident reported a Canon digital camera and an RCA DVD player with remote worth $350 were stolen from her residence during the past week. Two visitors to the residence were identified as suspects, the report stated.


• A complainant reported an iPad Mini in a mossy oak colored case and a blue Toshiba laptop worth $1,250 were stolen from her vehicle while she was inside the 458 Eastern Bypass McDonald’s during the afternoon.

Jan. 27

• A D&M Contracting employee reported several tools were stolen from a company vehicle overnight while it was parked at his Park Ridge Drive residence. Reported missing were three Dewalt circular saws, two corded and one cordless, a cordless Dewalt sawzall, a Dewalt cordless drill, three Bosch cordless drills and a Campbell Hausfeld air nailer worth $1,820.

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  • CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training

    A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
    Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
    Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.

    April 17, 2014

  • Sixth person charged in motel meth bust

    A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
    Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital

    An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-17 Melissa Lear.jpg BPD charge two in Richmond heroin-trafficking case

    Berea police arrested two women April 10 in a Richmond home in connection with heroin possession and trafficking.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-16 Lisa Begley.jpg Police: Woman drove through storage business gate

    Richmond police arrested a Lexington woman Monday night after the property manager at Main Street Storage said she repeatedly drove her vehicle into a gate and fence at the 455 E. Main St. business.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • $250,000 wrecker stolen

    A representative of Barger’s Wrecking Service, North Porter Drive, reported to Richmond police Sunday that a black, 1996 Peterbilt wrecker with company logos on it was stolen from the business’ parking lot. The wrecker is valued at $250,000, according to the police report.

    April 15, 2014

  • Man involved in double slaying dies in prison

    A Richmond man who pleaded guilty in 2009 to participating in a double slaying in Lincoln County died in prison Monday.

    Neccolus Mundy, 32, died less than a week after being found unresponsive in his cell at Northpoint Training Center, according to The Associated Press.

    April 11, 2014

  • Two charged with prostitution and indecent exposure

    Two people were charged Wednesday evening after they were observed engaging in sexual activity related to prostitution in public, according to Richmond police.

    April 10, 2014

  • 4-10 Eric Cromer.jpg Man charged with intimidating witness in court case

    A Rice Court man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly threatened the former owner of a pet that his dog killed in February, according to the Richmond police.
    Eric S. Comer, 42, was charged with intimidating a participant in a legal process and third-degree terroristic threatening.
    Cromer was served March 16 with a summons to appear in court to answer a complaint charging him with harboring a vicious animal, according to the police report.

    April 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • BPD: Man burglarized wedding shop

    A Richmond man was charged April 3 with burglarizing a business owned by his former employer.
    Steven McKinney, 20, was charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
    Berea officers were called to Jobee’s Wedding Shop on Richmond Road after receiving a report of a burglary. The business owner told police a man had entered through the back door early that morning and attempted to get into the safe. He left without taking anything, the owner told police. She also told police she recognized the man as McKinney from surveillance video footage.

    April 9, 2014

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