The Richmond Register

September 24, 2013

Fight between two women lands one in jail


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — A West Main Street woman has been charged with felony assault after police say she struck a relative with a glass vase.

Elizabeth A. Deaton, 22, was charged this weekend with second-degree assault, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Richmond police responded to call late Sunday morning about a disturbance in the 500 block of West Main Street, according to an RPD news release.

The officers met with a male resident, and then they heard a verbal altercation between Deaton and a female relative that escalated into a physical assault.

The officers had to separate the two, and they learned that Deaton had struck the other woman with a glass vase, causing a laceration to the victim’s head behind her ear, the release stated.

The victim was checked and cleared by the EMS, and she sought treatment at Baptist Health-Richmond on her own.

After Deaton was taken into custody, the officers reported finding a marijuana cigarette, two used syringes and a burnt spoon in her possession.



RPD: Keystone Drive woman stole from neighbor

Richmond police have made an arrest in the Thursday burglary of a Keystone Drive burglary.

Ashley H. Johnson, 24, Keystone Drive, was charged with second-degree burglary and theft by deception (under $500).

A resident in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported shortly after midnight that her apartment had been broken into the previous day and several items were stolen. Entry was gained through a bedroom window, according to the report.

The items reported missing were a DVD player, a carpet shampoo cleaner and a “Men in Black II” DVD. Estimated loss was $330.

Johnson was interviewed later that day at the Richmond Police Department and then charged.

The stolen DVD was recovered but the other items were not, according to the police.



Police charge man in connection with store burglary

A Robbinsville Loop man has been arrested in connection with a burglary of a Boggs Lane business.

Harold D. Burns, 35, was charged Monday with receiving stolen property (under $10,000) and theft by deception (under $500).

The owner of CKI reported Aug. 5 that his business has been broken into during the night and several collectible toys, worth $2,540, were stolen.

The police determined that Burns had been in possession of several of the stolen items and transferred them to a third party shortly after the burglary, according to the RPD report.

Four pedal cars and a tricycle was recovered, but the other stolen items were not.

Police issued a warrant Aug. 15 for Burns, and he was found Monday on Danielle Court. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.



Man faces multiple theft, forgery charges

Police have arrested a Richmond man and charged with with crimes involving thefts, forgeries and the fraudulent use of a credit card.

Jimmy D. Puckett, 45, Wesley Court, was charged connection with the following crime reports:

• A resident in the 100 block of Wesley Court reported April 24 that she had been contacted by a representative with Discover card fraud division and learned that several fraudulent purchases and cash advances had been made with her card during the previous two to three weeks. She checked her wallet and found her Discover card was missing. Charges and withdrawals totaled $3,522.

• A resident in the 100 block of Wesley Court told police May 14 that a Wilson bow with arrows and an old shotgun had been stolen from her home during the previous two weeks. Estimated loss: $800.

• The same resident reported May 17 that a Sony 32-inch television worth $275 had been stolen from her home during the afternoon to early evening hours.

• Also, the same resident told police May 29 that a replacement Discover card had been sent to her in April 2012 had been stolen and several fraudulent cash withdrawals had been made using the card. Seven cash withdrawals totaling $3,520 were made through transactions in Richmond and Lexington.

• The same resident reported Aug. 20 that two personal checks had been stolen from her home and subsequently forged and passed at Kroger for $95.65.

A follow-up investigation also identified Puckett, a relative of the victim, as a suspect in other thefts and frauds, according to the RPD.

Puckett was charged with two counts of fraudulent use of a credit card (under $10,000), theft by unlawful taking (firearm), two counts of theft by unlawful taking (under $10,000) and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a a forged instrument (two counts).

An Estill County warrant also was served on Puckett charging him with receiving stolen property (under $10,00) along with a bench warrant from Madison District Court for failure to appear on previous forgery charges.

Puckett was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.



Schnauzer reported stolen from backyard

A resident in the 300 block of Rosedale Avenue told police Sunday that his white Schnauzer named Casper has been stolen from his backyard some time during the previous day.

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