The Richmond Register

December 7, 2013

Man indicted in shower attack

By Ronnie Ellis
Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — A Madison grand jury has indicted a Richmond man on a charge of first-degree burglary in connection with an attack earlier this year on another man inside a Smith Village home.

Scott Slone, 32, faces a potential sentence of 10 to 20 years in prison if he is convicted of the charge.

Slone is accused of entering the home of Lacey Damrell on Aug. 28 and attacking Chris Mullins.

Mullins told the police he was in the shower when Slone unexpectedly appeared in the bathroom and started assaulting him, according to a Richmond police report.

Mullins said Slone struck him several times all over his body, and then fled, according to the RPD.

Mullins was taken to the Baptist Health Richmond hospital and received stitches to close two lacerations in his head. He also suffered cuts to his legs and bruising to his back and arms, according to the RPD.

Slone was found at The Jungle Bar on Health Street a short time after the attack and taken into custody. He was released Oct. 9 from the Madison County Detention Center.

First-degree burglary in Kentucky is defined as unlawfully entering a person’s home with the intent to commit a crime and causing serious physical injury to an inhabitant.

Other indictments handed down Wednesday:

• Darrell W. Hurt, 43, second-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, use of a minor in a sexual performance, promoting a sexual performance by a minor, possession of matter portraying a sexual performance by a minor and third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor

• Jarred A. Pitman, 27, five counts of second-degree burglary, theft by deception (under $10,000) and two counts of theft by deception (under $500) and first-degree persistent felony offender

• Michael W. Hafley, 36, first-degree bail jumping

• Kayla S. Grubb, 23, first-degree bail jumping

• Bobby Dale Samples, 26, first-degree promoting contraband, receiving stolen property (under $10,000), receiving stolen property (under $500) and second-degree persistent felony offender.

• Marie B. Stepp, 34, receiving stolen property (over $10,000), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (morphine), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (Tramadol), possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing license when privileges are revoked/suspended and three counts of illegal possession of a legend drug.

• Jennifer R. Fugate, 26, first-degree bail jumping

• Marcus L. Forbes, 25, theft by unlawful taking (under $10,000)

• Shelly E. Vanwinkle, 40, theft by unlawful taking (under $10,000)

• Adam L. Johnson, 25, flagrant nonsupport

• Brandon Charles Walters, 31, third-degree burglary and possession of burglary’s tools.

Misdemeanor indictment

• Amanda Lee Cornelison, second-degree wanton endangerment and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license.

Order of dismissal without prejudice

• Kayla M. Young, 22.

Grand jury indictments do not indicate guilt, only that grand jurors believe the state has enough evidence to proceed with prosecution.