The Richmond Register

August 12, 2013

Man charged with repeatedly assaulting girlfriend

By Sarah Hogsed
Register News Writer

RICHMOND — A McIntosh Drive man faces numerous charges after police say he assaulted his girlfriend Aug. 4 and returned four days later, forcing his way into her apartment and attacking her again while she tried to flee with her baby.

Police responded Aug. 4 to a home in the 700 block of North Third Street to investigate a 911 hang-up call, according to an RPD report. Officers met with a woman who reported that her boyfriend, 23-year-old Simeon Mullins, had assaulted her. 

The victim had red marks on both her neck and arms, the report stated. Mullins had fled the scene prior to the officers’ arrival.

Police again responded Thursday to the same residence to investigate another report of domestic violence. 

Officers met with with the woman who reported that Mullins had returned and forced his way past her and into the apartment.

Once inside, Mullins attacked the woman again, striking her in the face, arms and legs numerous times, according to the report.

The victim picked up her 3-week-old child and was able to get out of the apartment only to have Mullins pull her back inside and assault her again, the report stated.

He then took out a handgun he had on him and waved it around in a threatening manner before fleeing the scene, the victim told police.

The investigating RPD officers obtained arrest warrants for Mullins in connection with both incidents, charging him with first-degree burglary, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, two counts of fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and second-degree wanton endangerment.

Officers spotted Mullins shortly after midnight Sunday on Leighway Drive. They reported that he disobeyed orders to stop and fled on foot. 

Mullins was seen dropping a handgun during the pursuit. It was recovered by the officers, the report stated. 

After he was caught and detained, Mullins was charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police and tampering with physical evidence in addition to being served with the previously obtained warrants.

RPD makes quick arrest in theft, burglary spree

Police charged William G. Tipton, 32, North Third Street, in connection with a series of thefts that occurred the previous night.

Shortly after noon, police took four reports concerning thefts in the Providence Road and Kelsey Drive areas. The thefts were reported as follows:

• A resident in the 1400 block of Providence Road reported that a set of golf clubs had been stolen from his carport overnight. Estimated loss: $355.

• A resident in the 100 block of Kelsey Drive reported that two electric leaf blowers, an electric hedge trimmer and a green extension cord had been stolen from an unlocked storage shed in his backyard overnight. Estimated loss: $210.

• A resident in the 1400 block of Providence Road reported that two sets of golf clubs had been stolen from her parked vehicle overnight. Estimated loss: $1,550.

• A resident in the 100 block of Kelsey Drive reported that a set of golf clubs was stolen from an unlocked shed in her backyard during the overnight hours. Estimated loss: $1,580.

During the immediate follow-up investigation, patrol officers learned that Tipton had been in possession of one of the sets of golf clubs and had transferred the clubs to another party shortly after the theft, according to the report.

Officers found Tipton and recovered all of the stolen property listed above along with a Troy Bilt self-propelled lawn mower that had been reported stolen the previous day by a resident in the 1500 block of Providence Road, the report stated.

All of the stolen items were returned to their owners.

After an interview at the police station, Tipton was charged for the following offenses and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center: theft by unlawful taking (over $500), four counts of theft by unlawful taking (under $500), third-degree burglary, theft by deception (under $500) and possession of drug paraphernalia (pipe, scales and pill bottle found in Tipton’s vehicle).

RPD serves warrant in theft of seven trailers

Richmond police charged Michael T. Workman, 23, Kristen Drive, on Friday in connection with the theft of seven trailers within the city limits.

Workman originally had been arrested by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for similar offenses in the county. The RPD follow-up investigation established that Workman had stolen seven trailers in the city between May and June, and he had sold or otherwise transferred the items to other parties, according to the report

The investigating detective obtained a warrant Thursday for Workman’s arrest, charging him with seven counts of theft by unlawful taking (more than $500). The thefts were:

• Trailer valued at $1,000 reported stolen May 29 from Lexington Road Church of God.

• Trailer valued at $1,600 reported stolen June 5 from 400 block of Summit Street.

• Trailer valued at $1,500 reported stolen June 5 from 200 block of Patsy Drive.

• Trailer valued at $700 reported stolen June 19 from 400 block of Midland Drive.

• Trailer valued at $1,000 reported stolen June 20 from 100 block of Primrose Circle.

• Trailer valued at $2,385 reported stolen July 29 from the lot of HM Ross, 1700 E. Main St. on May 28 or May 29.

• Trailer valued at $1,000 reported stolen Aug. 5 from Grand Campus at Yorick Place construction site (Barnes Mill and Lancaster Avenue).

All but two of the trailers were recovered.

The warrant was served on Workman at the Madison County Detention Center where he was incarcerated on the previous charges from the sheriff’s department.

Woman charged with bail-jumping

Police arrested Katrina S. Johnson, 27, no permanent address, on Saturday on a charge of failing to appear in court following her indictment on criminal charges.

Johnson was indicted by a Madison County Grand Jury on May 22 on five counts of second-criminal possession of a forged instrument.

She failed to appear in Madison Circuit Court on June 6 for arraignment on the charges. A warrant was issued for her arrest, charging her with first-degree bail jumping.

An RPD patrol officer encountered Johnson at 10:53 p.m. Saturday on East Main Street and found her to be intoxicated, according to the report. Johnson was taken into custody and served with the warrant.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.

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