The Richmond Register

Local News

January 18, 2013

Police make two arrests following DUI incidents downtown

RICHMOND — A Richmond man faces numerous charges after police say his attempt to avoid paying a tow bill Friday night led to his nearly striking two people with his vehicle.

Stanley Gross, 35, of South Second Street, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, driving on a suspended license, failure to maintain auto insurance, resisting arrest, third-degree criminal mischief, theft of services and theft of identity of others.

At 1:02 a.m., an RPD officer reported seeing a vehicle driven by Gross attempting to elude towing company workers who were in the process of removing his vehicle from the Central Bank parking lot.

“Gross was attempting to remove his vehicle without paying the tow bill and damaged the tow boot on the tow truck,” RPD Chief Larry Brock said in a news release. “In the process, he nearly struck two persons in the area on foot and caused damage to the landscaping by driving through it in his escape attempt.”

When Gross saw the police officer, he got out of his vehicle and tried to flee on foot, Brock said. He was subdued by the tow truck employees, and Gross also resisted the officer’s efforts to take him into custody, according to the RPD.

“At this point the officer observed that Gross was intoxicated,” Brock said.

After he was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, Gross gave the name and date of birth of another person, according to the RPD. His true identity was subsequently determined, and he also was served on two outstanding warrants for failure to appear in court in Boyle and Fayette counties.

KSP charges man with DUI, fleeing at scene of West Main incident

A KSP trooper assisting at the scene of the incident involving Gross charged another man with fleeing from police and driving under the influence.

Trooper Keith Parke was out of his cruiser on West Main Street when he flagged down a vehicle he noticed being operated in a reckless manner, according to KSP Post 7 spokesperson Trooper Paul Blanton.

Parke spoke with the driver, 53-year-old Brian Franburg, and determined he could possibly be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, Blanton said. Parke ordered Franburg to pull over to the shoulder of the road.

However, Franburg drove away from Parke and headed toward Tates Creek Road, Blanton said. Parke got in his cruiser and pursued Franburg.

When Parke caught up with the vehicle, Franburg pulled it over to the shoulder and got out with his hands up, Blanton said.

Franburg also was charged with driving 26 mph or more over the speed limit, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, reckless driving, resisting arrest, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, obstructed vision and/or windshield, failure to or improper signal and failure to wear seat belts.

Franburg was booked into the Madison County Detention Center at 2:43 a.m.

Blanton noted that Franburg was not involved with the wreck on West Main Street, which was investigated by the Richmond Police Department.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

 

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 4-18 PackTrack1a.jpg Walkers, runners of every age ‘Pack the Track’

    Waco Elementary and Model Laboratory schools students raised more than $8,000 (and counting) for the annual Pack the Track event at Eastern Kentucky University’s Tom Samuels Track Thursday, said Kim DeCoste of the Madison County Diabetes Coalition.

    April 18, 2014 14 Photos

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Suicide attempt fatal for inmate

    A Todd County man died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital following a suicide attempt at the Madison County Detention Center, according to Madison and Fayette county officials.
    George Kenneth Williams, 50, of Allensville, was transported Monday afternoon by Madison County EMS to Baptist Health Richmond, according to EMS Director Jimmy Cornelison. He was then transferred to Baptist Health in Lexington where he died Tuesday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training

    A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
    Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
    Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.

    April 17, 2014

  • EKU dorm sprinklers may have been activated maliciously

    Fire-suppression sprinklers went off about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
    Fluctuating pressure then caused a campus water main to break, according to EKU spokesperson Mark Whitt.
    The cause is uncertain, but university officials are investigating to determine if the sprinklers were activated maliciously, Whitt said.
    The residence hall houses 260 students who were placed in other university housing or stayed with friends. All were able to move back in later in the day, he said.

    April 17, 2014

  • Sixth person charged in motel meth bust

    A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
    Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-18 George WilliamsWEB.jpg Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital

    An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Sprinkler goes off; dorm evacuated

    Fire-suppression sprinklers went off at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.

    April 17, 2014

  • 4-17 4Hfieldday1.jpg 4-H Environmental Field Day

    Madison County fourth-graders participated in several hands-on activities Tuesday and Wednesday during the annual 4-H Environmental Field Day at the county fairgrounds.

    April 16, 2014 8 Photos

  • Hearing delayed on West Main zone change

    Signs giving notice of a public hearing on a proposed zone change at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue were not posted in time for the Richmond Planning Commission to scheduled a public hearing for its April 24 business session.

    April 16, 2014

  • Berea mulls break with Kentucky Utilities

    The city of Berea is considering whether to extend its contract with Kentucky Utilities or to shop around for another electricity provider.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

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

Should the Richmond City Commission stop rezoning property to allow construction of apartments?

Yes.
No
     View Results