The Richmond Register


June 19, 2013

Police charge man with check thefts, serve numerous warrants

RICHMOND — Police charged James P. Jewell, 32, of Brockton Housing at Eastern Kentucky University, in connection with the cashing of stolen and forged checks.

An officer was dispatched May 22 to the US Bank, 1100 Lancaster Road, in response to a report that a man in the bank, later identified as Jewell, was in possession of stolen and forged checks, according to the police report.  

Jewell fled before officers arrived. Investigators were told that Jewell had opened an account at the bank two days earlier and had deposited three checks that later were determined to have been stolen from a victim in Lebanon, the report stated. The deposits totaled $800.

Police allege that Jewell was then able to withdraw $422 from the account either by cash withdrawals or debit card use before the bank discovered the deposited checks were forgeries.

The investigating officer signed a complaint June 5, and a warrant was issued for Jewell’s arrest, charging him with three counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and theft by deception under $500.  

During the investigation, Richmond police learned that Jewell was wanted on a second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument charge in Fayette County in connection with a similar crime.  

Two additional bench warrants for Jewell were found from Franklin County, one for failure to appear in court on a first-degree burglary charge and another for allegedly violating conditions of his release in a drug-related case.  

The RPD investigator found Jewell at his EKU campus residence Tuesday and took him into custody without incident. The outstanding warrants were served on Jewell and he was lodged in the detention center.    

Stolen checks reportedly passed at bar

Police charged William B. Bennett, 32, of General Cruft Drive, on Sunday in connection with the passing of a stolen check.

A complainant reported to police June 10 that he had recently learned that a check had been written for $120 on an old, closed account of his at the Hog Trough bar on May 28. Bennett was identified as a suspect in the theft of the checks and it was later confirmed that he had passed the stolen and forged check at the bar, according to an RPD report.

A representative of the Hog Trough bar reported Saturday that Bennett had forged and cashed a second stolen checks for $140 at the business on May 29.

An officer was dispatched Sunday afternoon to the Casa Café, 433 Professional Drive, after receiving a tip that Bennett was at that location. Upon arrival, the officer was directed to Bennett and then found a bench warrant for his arrest from Madison District Court on a charge of failure to appear in a theft by deception charge from June 2011.  

Bennett was taken into custody and the officer reported finding a Suboxone strip in his possession.

Bennett was jailed and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property (under $500) and theft by deception (under $500).

Text Only
  • 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

  • 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.

    July 11, 2014

  • 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.

    July 9, 2014

  • 7-10 Robert Farra.jpg 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.

    July 9, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 9, 2014

AP Video
Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' House Committee at Odds Over Obama Lawsuit Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: UN School Used As Shelter Hit by Tank Shell Raw: Gunmen Attack Iraqi Prison Convoy Plane Leaves Ukraine With More Crash Victims The Rock Brings Star Power to Premiere Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Gen. Odierno Discusses Ukraine, NATO at Forum Gaza Fighting Rages Amid Cease-Fire Efforts Mint Gives JFK Coin a Face-lift Creative Makeovers for Ugly Cellphone Towers Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results