The Richmond Register

Crime

August 15, 2013

Man indicted on attempted murder charges in attack on grandparents

RICHMOND — A man accused of brutally attacking his grandparents in June was indicted Wednesday by a Madison grand jury on two counts of attempted murder.

Eddie A. Rose II, 22, of Richmond, also was indicted on a charge of first-degree burglary for entering his grandparents’ East Main Street home with the intent to commit a crime and cause them physical injury, according to the indictment.

Rose “committed the offense of attempted murder by beating, kicking and trying to set fire to his grandfather, William Covington,” the indictment reads.

On the second attempted murder count, Rose is accused of “beating, kicking and throwing into traffic, his grandmother, Loretta Covington.”

All three charges are Class B felonies, which are punishable by 10 to 20 years each in prison.

Police found the injured Covingtons in the street in front of their home the afternoon of June 20, and Rose was taken into custody, according to a Richmond police report.

Officers determined that Rose had started physically assaulting his grandfather, then poured gasoline on the older man, the report stated.

When Rose began looking for a lighter, his grandmother tried to intervene. He threw the woman into a moving vehicle on East Main Street and then stomped her head several times, according to the RPD.

Both Covingtons were taken to Baptist Health Richmond, and the grandmother was later taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center. She suffered serious injuries to her head and neck, the report stated.

Rose has remained in the Madison County Detention Center since his arrest. He is being held under a $100,000 bond.

Also indicted Wednesday:

• Barry S. Roberts, 39, first-degree promotion contraband (possessing methamphetamine in the Madison County Detention Center), tampering with physical evidence, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and operating on a suspended license.

• Nicholas W. Gadd, 23, and Brittani J. Gregory, 24, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (methamphetamine). Gadd also was indicted on a charge of first-degree persistent felony offender for having previously been convicted of facilitation of manufacturing methamphetamine and first-degree fleeing and evading police. Gregory also was indicted on a charge of second-degree persistent felony offender for having previously been convicted of facilitation of manufacturing methamphetamine.

• Derek K. Taylor, 27, four counts of third-degree rape and four counts of third-degree sodomy. Taylor is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a child younger than 16 years old, according to the indictment.

• William R. Willey, 26, theft by unlawful taking (less than $10,000). Willey is accused of taking cash from another person’s safety deposit box at Central Bank.

• Shawna M. Ratliff, 28, and Jimmy L. Ratliff, 23, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (oxycodone) and possession of drug paraphernalia (four syringes).

• James Patrick Jewell, 32, six counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Buprenorphine), possession of drug paraphernalia (straw) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Robert L. King, 37, second-degree robbery. King is accused of using physical force Jan. 29 against a CVS employee during the commission of a theft, according to the indictment.

• Robert L. King, 37, four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft of identity, four counts of theft by deception and receiving stolen property (less than $500).

Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.

More Madison County indictments will be listed in Saturday’s edition of the Richmond Register.

 

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