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December 24, 2013

Berea man arrested for threatening man with knife

RICHMOND — Richmond Police on Friday charged 21-year-old Chad D. Wheaton of Berea with first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree criminal mischief after a man reported Wheaton tried to cut him with a knife.

According to the RPD report, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of North Madison Avenue about 3:35 a.m. in response to a report of an intoxicated man wielding a knife against others. Upon arrival, they were met by a complainant who said Wheaton was in the apartment with the resident and trying to cut him with a knife.

When officers heard screams, they entered the apartment and found Wheaton and the man in the living room. The officers detained Wheaton and found a steak knife on his person, the report stated.

The officers learned that Wheaton and the complainant, who was a visitor to the residence, were engaged in an argument when Wheaton grabbed the knife. The complainant retreated from Wheaton and shut himself in a closet, the report stated.

Wheaton then turned his attention to the resident of the apartment and swung the knife at him several times without striking him. The resident escaped from the building and contacted the police. Wheaton had also slashed the walls of the apartment and a comforter, the report stated.

Wheaton was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, but was released later the same day, according to the jail’s online records.

Irvine Man charged with robbery

Police charged Eric D. Springborn, 32, of Irvine, with second-degree robbery, third-degree terroristic threatening, alcohol intoxication in a public place and disorderly conduct after he tried to leave Walmart without paying for $12.85 worth of merchandise.

According to the report, an officer on patrol about 3 a.m. observed an off-duty officer confronting Springborn outside the store. The patrolman learned that the off-duty officer witnessed Springborn concealing the items inside the store and asked him to return them. Springborn responded by threatening the man’s life and left the store. The off-duty officer followed him outside, where Springhorn continued to make threats against him. The report stated that Springborn was also disorderly and belligerent to the RPD patrolman, who took him into custody.

Springborn was lodged in the detention center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

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