The Richmond Register

Crime

September 28, 2013

Grand jury indicts man in Virginia Street arson case

RICHMOND — A Madison County grand jury has indicted a Virginia Avenue man on two charges of second-degree arson in connection with a July blaze at a home on the same street.

Mark R. Bush, 34, also was charged as a second-degree persistent felony offender, which bumps the Class B felonies up to Class A. This highest-level felony class carries a possible sentence of 20 to 50 years or life in prison.

The first fire at 102 Virginia Avenue was reported at 1:55 a.m. July 23, according to Richmond Fire Department Chief Buzzy Campbell. That fire destroyed most of the rear of the building.

Firefighters responded to the second fire at 2 a.m. the following day. The second fire destroyed the front part of the house.

During a follow-up investigation, detectives with the Richmond Police Department identified Bush as a suspect in both fires. The RPD did not provide additional information about Bush’s connection to the suspected arson incidents.

Other indictments handed down Wednesday were:

• Tamara N. McQueen, 27, first-degree promoting contraband, theft by unlawful taking (under $500), possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third degree possession of a controlled substance

• Jerri R. Lakes, 26, second-degree burglary, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, theft by deception (under $500) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Kenna Rae Agee, 29, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and theft by deception.

• Timothy L. Poynter, 38, two counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

• Shelby B. Noe, 53, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and aggravated operating a motor vehicle while impaired.

• Kayla B. Neeley, 28, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and first-degree promoting contraband.

• Clifton B. Wilson, 36, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and public intoxication.

• Angela D. Gentry, 37, first-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Christopher L. Mullikin, 32, and Colen Wilburn, 36, manufacturing methamphetamine. Mullikin also was indicted on three charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance.

• Colen Wilburn, 36, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and two counts of theft by deception.

• David A. Carrier Jr., 38, first-degree bail jumping.

• Betty Eli King, 53, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain insurance, controlled substance prescription not in original container, reckless driving, failure to wear seat belts and no/expired registration plates.

• Christopher T. Brassfield, 20, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and illegal possession of a legend drug.

• Michael W. Hafley, 36, two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and illegal possession of a legend drug.

Misdemeanor indictment

• D’Anthony Chambers, 21, and Jeremy Roberts, 26, fourth-degree assault.

Cases referred to district court

• Shelby B. Noe Jr., 53

• Kelly D. Thompson, 41

• Chad A. Parks, 38.

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
  • 7-30 Samantha Frederick.jpg RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment

    Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 Robert Abney.jpg RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home

    Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
    Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
    They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • Jailed woman charged with heroin trafficking

    A Richmond woman already jailed on another charge was served with a drug trafficking warrant Thursday.

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-25 William Gilbert.jpg Four arrested on meth charges at Berea motel

    Berea Police arrested four people Wednesday at the Knights Inn on Chestnut Street, including a man they said tried to conceal a meth lab on his person.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-24 Justin Smith.jpg One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion

    Two men in search of another man broke into a Keystone Drive home Sunday and harassed residents in another nearby home Monday, according to a Richmond Police report.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • RPD: Man falls through ceiling attempting to elude police

    When Richmond Police went to Cody Shelton’s Kristin Drive apartment at 9:44 p.m. Wednesday to arrest him on a parole-violation charge, they said he attempted to elude them by hiding in the attic crawl space.

    July 18, 2014

  • Man indicted in Manhattan Club shooting

    A man charged in a May 20 shooting at the Manhattan Club in which a man was wounded was indicted Wednesday by a Madison County grand jury.

    July 17, 2014

  • 7-18 Aaron Tate.jpg Local burglary suspect found in Texas border town

    A man wanted in Madison County on burglary and criminal mischief charges since March was arrested July 11 by the U.S. Marshal Service in Brownsville, Texas, on the Mexican board.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mother pleads guilty to allowing child rape

    Deanna Lawson, charged with 20 counts of complicity in the rape and sodomy of a minor, pleaded guilty in Madison Circuit Court on Wednesday.
    Between October 2011 and September 2012, Eric Kelley had sexual relations with Lawson’s two daughters, according to court documents.
    She was charged with complicity after police said they learned Lawson knew of the crimes but didn’t try to stop them or alert authorities.

    July 12, 2014

  • No extra jail time for parents on prostitution charge

    Anthony and Kathy Hart, two Madison County residents who pleaded guilty May 21 to prostituting their daughters, won’t be seeing any extra time in jail.
    Both parents, who served time in jail while their charges were pending, were sentenced to probation Thursday in Madison Circuit Court.

    July 11, 2014