Register Staff Report
Richmond police charged Robert P. Kesner, 35, of Douglas Court, Sunday with first-degree wanton endangerment after he allegedly grabbed the steering wheel of a vehicle his girlfriend was driving from Lexington to Richmond.
About 4:49 a.m., Kesner’s girlfriend told police that she and Kesner began arguing in Lexington. While driving back to Richmond, Kenser, the passenger, threatened to wreck the vehicle and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to move erratically, the police report stated.
The girlfriend regained control of the vehicle and decided she would drive to the police department after arriving in Richmond. As she attempted to turn onto Lexington Road toward the police department, Kesner again grabbed the wheel and jerked it, nearly causing a collision, according to the report.
The woman then stopped the vehicle, and Kesner got out and walked away. Officers later located Kesner, questioned him and filed charges.
He was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.
Whitesburg man charged with drug, weapons offenses
Glen E. Early, 39, of Whitesburg, was charged Jan. 14 with several drug and weapons offenses after a traffic stop.
According to an RPD report, Early appeared in court about 4 p.m. to face a DUI charge. The court suspended his driving privileges, but officers saw Early enter his vehicle and begin to drive away, the police report stated. They later located him at the North Second Street Redi Mart where he was taken into custody and charged with driving on a suspended license.
While searching Early’s vehicle, officers said they found four diazepam pills, a Gabapentin pill and a loaded .22 caliber pistol. They later determined that Early had been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a firearm, the report stated.
Early was then additionally charged with illegal possession of a legend drug, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and third-degree possession of a controlled substance. He was lodged in the detention center.