The Richmond Register

Crime

May 18, 2013

Grand jury indicts inmates in jail assault

RICHMOND — Two inmates at the Madison County Detention Center were indicted Wednesday on charges related to the beating of another prisoner.

A Madison grand jury indicted 28-year-old Justin Morgan Howell and 26-year-old Lucas Wayne Shanks on charges of second-degree assault, second-degree escape and second-degree persistent felony offenders.

The indictment alleges that on April 24, Shanks and Howell worked together to assault James Foster, “causing a severe laceration on his head.”

The indictment states that Howell unlocked the door of their cell so Shanks could get out and attack Foster.

Both men are designated persistent felony offenders because Shanks was convicted of felony theft in 2011, and Howell was convicted of second-degree burglary in a 2006 case.

Because of the PFO enhancement, both men face possible sentences of 15 to 30 years in prison, if convicted of assault and escape.

Shanks has been in the detention center since Jan. 8, when he was arrested on a charge of making methamphetamine in his Ballard Drive apartment.

Shanks is scheduled for sentencing in that case July 11.

Howell was brought to the jail Nov. 23 after being arrested on the charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, unlawful possession of meth precursors and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shanks and Howell’s arraignment on the assault and escape charges is June 7 in Madison Circuit Court.

In addition to the assault indictment, Howell and another man, Shelby Noe III, were indicted Wednesday on the charge of first-degree promoting contraband.

The two are accused of possessing and consuming alcohol in the Madison County Detention Center.

Other indictments Wednesday:

• Ronnie K. Johnson, 10 counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a legend drug.

• Robin Stacy Powell, tampering with physical evidence, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• Debra Jo Moore, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, theft of a controlled substance and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Kimberly Lynn Abshear, two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Jesse Paul Dalton, two counts of flagrant nonsupport.

• Daniel C. May, flagrant nonsupport.

• Matthew K. Tatum, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (second offense).

• Melissa A. Story, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree promoting contraband.

• Daniel R. Philhower Jr., first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Justin I. White, Tyler Gibbs, William D. Hill, three counts of first-degree robbery.

• Orville S. Richardson, first-degree fleeing or evading police, second-degree fleeing or evading police, receiving stolen property and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Bradley Douglas and Corey Michael Hayes, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

• Dawn K. Estes (aka Hamilton), second-degree robbery and first-degree persistent felony offender.

• Paul G. Robinson, two counts of first-degree sexual abuse of a 7-year-old child and a 3-year-old child.

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

1
Text Only
Crime
  • Third student charged in dorm room robbery

    A third person, originally thought to be a robbery victim, was charged Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery that occurred March 30 on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus

    April 23, 2014

  • 4-23 Peter Crowe.jpg Intoxicated man charged with wanton endangerment

    A 27-year-old Richmond man was charged Sunday with second-degree wanton endangerment after he was found intoxicated and walking with several young children in the Keystone Drive area, according to a Richmond police report.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Pot throwing downtown leads to arrest

    A Berea man was arrested Saturday after police say he damaged a downtown Richmond business and a parked vehicle by throwing flower pots.
    Jonathan A. McCullough, 34, was charged with first- and third-degree criminal mischief as well as alcohol intoxication, according to a Richmond police report.

    April 21, 2014

  • London police chief ordered to stay away from Berea woman

    A woman who who moved to Berea in February 2013 after a live-in relationship with London Police Chief Stewart O. Walker has obtained an emergency protective order against him from Madison Family Court.

    April 21, 2014

  • 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

AP Video
SKorea Ferry Toll Hits 156, Search Gets Tougher Video Shows Possible Syrian Gas Attack Cubs Superfans Celebrate Wrigley's 100th Raw: Cattle Truck Overturns in Texas Admirers Flock to Dole During Kansas Homecoming Raw: Erupting Volcanoes in Guatemala and Peru Alibaba IPO Could Be Largest Ever for Tech Firm FBI Joining Probe of Suburban NY 'Swatting' Call U.S. Paratroopers in Poland, Amid Ukraine Crisis US Reviews Clemency for Certain Inmates Raw: Violence Erupts in Rio Near Olympic Venue Raw: Deadly Bombing in Egypt Raw: What's Inside a Commercial Jet Wheel Well Raw: Obama Arrives in Japan for State Visit Raw: Anti-Obama Activists Fight Manila Police Motels Near Disney Fighting Homeless Problem Michigan Man Sees Thanks to 'bionic Eye' S.C. Man Apologizes for Naked Walk in Wal-Mart Chief Mate: Crew Told to Escape After Passengers
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