Detectives were not even looking for Shawnta Patterson, 38, during an investigation in Southern Hills on Tuesday afternoon.
But, a detective spotted Patterson, who had an active warrant for drug trafficking, according to Deputy Willard Reardon in a press release by the sheriff's department.
Patterson spotted the detective too, so he “fled on foot and the officers gave chase,” Reardon said.
Patterson entered his apartment at 916 Villa Drive where detectives found more than just the fleeing suspect.
The sheriff's office seized 215 Percocet (oxycodone) with a street value of $5,000; 29 Xanax worth about $200; and $1,900 in cash.
Charges are pending in connection to three flatscreen televisions detectives suspect are stolen, Reardon said.
Leon Benson, 28, Commerce Drive of Berea, also was in the Villa Drive apartment and was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (oxycodone), third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (Xanax) and possession of marijuana under eight ounces.
Patterson was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance on his active Madison County warrant. The new charges are first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance.
Both Patterson and Benson are at the Madison County Detention Center, each with a $50,000 cash bond.
One arrested, one sought in Sunday home invasion
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RPD arrests three on drug charges
A couple is facing several charges after police said they sold drugs to an undercover officer late last year.
In December 2013, the Richmond Police Narcotics Unit purchased a quantity of suboxone strips from Ryan Anderson, 30, and Chastity L. King, 28, on two occasions during a covert investigation, according to an RPD news release.
Charges reduced against Detroit man who tried to elude police
A Detroit man who led police in a brief vehicle chase May 8 and then attempted to hide in a ditch will spend 120 days in jail after pleading guilty to reduced charges Wednesday in Madison District Court.
Early Wednesday traffic stop leads to meth arrest
An early Wednesday traffic stop by Madison County Sheriff’s deputies led to the driver’s arrest on meth-making charges.
Police: Two flee on foot after vehicle chase
Two people, who Richmond Police said fled on foot Monday after failing to yield to an officer attempting to make a traffic stop, were charged with several offenses.
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