The Richmond Register

Crime

January 18, 2013

Police make two arrests following DUI incidents downtown

RICHMOND — A Richmond man faces numerous charges after police say his attempt to avoid paying a tow bill Friday night led to his nearly striking two people with his vehicle.

Stanley Gross, 35, of South Second Street, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain auto insurance, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, theft of services and theft of identity of others.

At 1:02 a.m., an RPD officer reported seeing a vehicle driven by Gross attempting to elude towing company workers who were in the process of removing his vehicle from the Central Bank parking lot.

“Gross was attempting to remove his vehicle without paying the tow bill and damaged the tow boot on the tow truck,” RPD Chief Larry Brock said in a news release. “In the process, he nearly struck two persons in the area on foot and caused damage to the landscaping by driving through it in his escape attempt.”

When Gross saw the police officer, he got out of his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, Brock said. He was subdued by the tow truck employees, and Gross also resisted the officer’s efforts to take him into custody, according to the RPD.

“At this point the officer observed that Gross was intoxicated,” Brock said.

After he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, Gross gave the name and date of birth of another person, according to the RPD. His true identity was subsequently determined, and he also was served on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court in Boyle and Fayette counties.

KSP charges man with DUI, fleeing at scene of West Main incident

A KSP trooper assisting at the scene of the incident involving Gross charged another man with fleeing from police and driving under the influence.

Trooper Keith Parke was out of his cruiser on West Main Street when he flagged down a vehicle he noticed being operated in a reckless manner, according to KSP Post 7 spokesperson Trooper Paul Blanton.

Parke spoke with the driver, 53-year-old Brian Franburg, and determined he could possibly be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Blanton said. Parke ordered Franburg to pull over to the shoulder of the road.

However, Franburg drove away from Parke and headed toward Tates Creek Road, Blanton said. Parke got in his cruiser and pursued Franburg.

When Parke caught up with the vehicle, Franburg pulled it over to the shoulder and got out with his hands up, Blanton said.

Franburg also was charged with driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, reckless driving, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, obstructed vision and/or windshield, failure to or improper signal and failure to wear seat belts.

Franburg was booked into the Madison County Detention Center at 2:43 a.m.

Blanton noted that Franburg was not involved with the wreck on West Main Street, which was investigated by the Richmond Police Department.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

1
Text Only
Crime
  • 4-19 Brian Smith.jpg Berea man indicted on 24 child porn counts

    A Madison grand jury has indicted a Berea man on 24 counts related to child pornography.

    Brian J. Smith, 26, is charged with four counts of distribution and 20 counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performances by a minor.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19 Gregory Powell.jpg Police apprehend burglary suspect

    An observant witness was able to help Richmond police catch a burglary suspect shortly after a break-in Thursday afternoon on Savanna Drive off Berea Road.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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

AP Video
Raw: Greeks Celebrate Easter With "Rocket War" Police Question Captain, Crew on Ferry Disaster Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite Ceremony Marks 19th Anniversary of OKC Bombing Raw: Four French Journalists Freed From Syria Raw: Massive 7.2 Earthquake Rocks Mexico Captain of Sunken SKorean Ferry Arrested Raw: Fire Destroys 3 N.J. Beachfront Homes Raw: Pope Presides Over Good Friday Mass Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Superheroes Descend on Capitol Mall Man Charged in Kansas City Highway Shootings Obama Awards Navy Football Trophy Anti-semitic Leaflets Posted in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Magnitude-7.2 Earthquake Shakes Mexico City Ceremony at MIT Remembers One of Boston's Finest Raw: Students Hurt in Colo. School Bus Crash Raw: Church Tries for Record With Chalk Jesus Raw: Faithful Celebrate Good Friday Worldwide Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Slopes of Mount Everest
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

Should Richmond rezone the southwest corner of Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue to B-1 (Neighborhood Business) with restrictions to allow construction of a financial services office?

Yes
No
     View Results