The Richmond Register


April 2, 2014

Domestic dispute ends in stabbing

RICHMOND — Richmond police have charged a woman with second-degree assault following a stabbing in a domestic dispute early Tuesday morning.

Mitzi L. Downey, 32, Evansdale Avenue, was arrested after police alleged she stabbed her boyfriend in the arm. The Madison County jail log lists her name as Misty Lee Downey.

Officers were sent to Downey’s home in the 200 block of Evansdale Avenue at 12:45 a.m., according to the police report. The officers were met by the victim who alleged that Downey had stabbed him with a steak knife during an argument.

The man was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center for treatment. The extent of his injuries were unknown, according to the report.

Downey was found hiding in the basement of a home in the 300 block of North Madison Avenue, according to the RPD. She was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where she remained Tuesday afternoon.

RPD: Woman shoplifted, punched store clerk

A shoplifting incident at a Richmond Dollar General left an employee with a cut lip after he was allegedly assaulted by a woman.

Sheri D. Winburn, 23, was charged Monday with second-degree robbery and public intoxication.

Officers were sent at 4:59 p.m. to the Dollar General at 2181 Lexington Road after receiving a report of a robbery, according to the RPD report.

Officers learned at the store that a woman, later identified as Winburn, was seen by a store employee concealing merchandise in her purse, the report stated. She attempted to leave the store, and the worker confronted her.

Winburn is alleged to have punched the employee in the face and fled on foot, according to the RPD. She was found a short time later behind White Hall Elementary School. Officers reported she was under the influence of an intoxicant other than alcohol.

Winburn also was served a bench warrant from Madison District Court charging her with failure to appear in connection with a previous shoplifting offense.

Man charged in February robbery

A resident of an Eastern Kentucky University residence hall was charged in connection with a robbery that occurred last month.

Mark Thompson, 20, Telford Hall, was charged Monday with first-degree robbery, according to an RPD report.

Officers were sent Feb. 21 to an apartment in the 1600 block of Foxhaven Drive in response to a reported robbery.

The officers were met by a resident who was suffering from an injury to his right eye and abrasions to his back. He told police he answered a knock at his door and was promptly shoved to the floor by three men.

One of the men held him on the floor and assaulted him, he told police. The other two men ransacked his apartment and took $75 before fleeing, according to the report.

Thompson was taken into custody at Telford Hall and then lodged at the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon.

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