The Richmond Register

April 29, 2013

Gray accused of pulling BB gun on repo man

Richmond crimes

Register staff report

RICHMOND — An Irvine man faces several charges after Richmond police say he pulled a BB gun on a person who was repossessing his vehicle.

Ronnie J. Gray, 47, was charged Sunday with first-degree wanton endangerment, menacing and tampering with physical evidence.

Officers responded to a call at 9:49 p.m. about a disturbance in the 200 block of Keystone Drive, according to an RPD report.

The complainant told the officers that he was in the process of repossessing Gray’s vehicle when an argument ensued, and Gray pulled a gun. He pointed it toward the complainant, the report stated.

Gray also is accused of asking a family member to take the weapon and hide it inside a residence before police arrived.

When officers found the weapon, it turned out to be a Marksman BB gun, the report stated.

McDonald’s worker aids in arrest of alleged counterfeiter

An observant McDonald’s worker was able to help police catch a man who is accused of trying to pass a counterfeit bill.

Ronnie K. Johnson, 28, of Jenkins, was charged Friday with 10 counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

An employee of the McDonald’s on Brandy Lane reported at 8:13 a.m. that a man tried to pass the counterfeit bill at the drive-thru to pay for his food, according to the RPD report.

When the worker told man the bill would not be accepted, the man drove away.

Officers were able to find the vehicle, driven by Johnson, at the nearby Exxon Friendly Mart, the report stated. Johnson was detained and the arresting officers reported finding nine more counterfeit $20s in his possession. He also is alleged to have had a needle and Gabapentin pill on him.

Men charged with stealing vacuums served with multiple warrants

Two men who police believe made more than one trip to Walmart to shoplift Dyson vacuum cleaners were caught Friday after a short foot case.

Roger D. Henry, 39, of Ravenna, and Jerry Henry, 37, of Irvine, were arrested after a representative of Walmart told police the two men had attempted to leave the store without paying for two vacuum cleaners worth a total of nearly $400.

When employees tried to stop the two men, they abandoned the shopping cart with the vacuums in it and fled on foot, the RPD report stated. An officer found the Henrys a short time later on Boggs Lane.

During their investigation, Richmond police determined the two men had committed a similar theft just three days before, according to the report. On that day, the men were able to leave the store with two Dyson vacuum cleaners worth a total of $878.

Roger Henry had previously been banned from the Walmart premises, so he was charged with two counts of third-degree burglary.

Jerry Henry was charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500) and theft by unlawful taking (over $500).

Also, Roger Henry was wanted on a parole violation warrant. Since 2008, he has been convicted  of  various drug trafficking and theft charges in Madison and Estill circuit courts.

He was paroled Aug. 1, 2011, and the parole violation warrant was issued April 3. He is accused of violating several conditions of release, including absconding parole supervision and failure to report a change of address.

Jerry Henry also had eight bench warrants served on him for contempt of court (failure to appear and/or failure to pay court costs) from Madison and Estill district courts.

Richmond businesses report thefts, burglaries

The owner of D&G Storage, Hi Lane, reported Friday that two of the self-storage units had been burglarized sometime in the previous 10 days. The locks were cut from the units, according to the RPD.

The lessees were contacted, and they reported several items worth a total of $3,770 were missing. The items were a Mitsubishi 50-inch television, six silver-and-black Sony speakers and a box of landscape lights.

Other business thefts:

• An employee of DirecTV reported Saturday that a “Bird Dog” tool had been stolen from his work truck that morning while he was on a job site in the 900 block of Villa Drive. The tool’s estimated value is $200.

• The manager of Bivins Place, 1019 Danielle Court, told police Friday the front door of the office had been forced open during the night and a flat-screen TV was stolen. The TV is worth $500.

• A representative of Tractor Supply, 856 Eastern Bypass, reported April 22 that a Cub Cadet wood chipper had been stolen from in front of the store during the evening. The chipper’s value is unknown, according to the RPD report.

Two homes burglarized Friday

Residents in an apartment in the 300 block of Lancaster Avenue reported Friday that their home had been burglarized that evening and several items, worth a total of $2,390, were taken.

Entry was gained through a kitchen window.

Stolen items included a silver Acer laptop computer, a white 32 GB iPad, a backpack containing college English textbooks, a white Sony laptop computer, a backpack with assorted college papers inside, a passport and a bottle of Jack Daniel whiskey.

In addition, a resident in the 2100 block of Mercer Drive also reported a burglary at her home on Friday.

Her belongings were taken during the afternoon. There were no signs of forced entry, the RPD reported.

The missing items, worth a total of $2,671, were a black-and-silver Vivitar digital camera; a gold ring with a purple stone setting surrounded by small diamonds; a gold ring with a pink stone surrounded by small diamonds; a man’s gold wedding band; approximately $200 in loose change; $700; a personal checkbook; a black Apple iPhone 3G; a radio transmitter; and a black Hewlett Packard laptop computer.  

Bicycle stolen from rear of Kroger Plaza McDonald’s

An employee of McDonald’s at Kroger Plaza reported Sunday that his bicycle had been stolen from the rear of the restaurant that evening. The bike, worth $170, is a black-and-silver Avalon bicycle with a headlight and tail light attached to it.

Other thefts:

• A resident in the 200 block of Calumet Drive told police Saturday that an 8GB white iPod, worth $200, had been taken from her unlocked vehicle during the night.

• A complainant reported that her vehicle had been broken into Friday night while it was parked at CVS on East Main Street. A passenger side door window was broken out, according to the RPD.

• Belongings worth a total of $950 were missing. Those items were a 32GB white Apple iPad 2, a white Victoria’s Secret sweatshirt, $120.00 and various credit cards.

• A resident of Robinson Terrace reported Friday that her daughter’s pink Nintendo DSI XL had been stolen. It is worth $170.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at or 624-6694.