A suspect wanted in connection with a June 24 shooting on Sizemore Drive that sent a woman to the hospital surrendered to Richmond Police on Sunday evening.
Eldon Washington, 25, of Danville, faces charges of first-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment, first-degree burglary and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. He is being held in the Madison County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond.
Based on a news release from Police Chief Larry Brock, the Richmond Register reported June 26 that police were searching for Washington and another man, George V. McPherson, 26, also of Danville.
Brock said Monday that police had made contact with McPherson, and he was no longer the subject of a man hunt.
“Police and prosecutors will review the evidence and determine whether charges against Mr. McPherson are appropriate,” the chief said.
Officers were dispatched early Sunday, June 24, to an apartment in the 700 block of Sizemore Drive in response to a report of shots fired in the area.
Upon arrival, officers discovered that both front windows of the apartment had been broken.
“A female resident exited the apartment and advised officers that a visiting friend of hers in the apartment had been shot,” Brock said.
“Officers then located a 22-year-old female on the bathroom floor suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.”
Police have not released the victim’s name.
The woman told investigators someone had attempted to kick her front door open, Brock said.
“When this proved unsuccessful, the suspect broke the front living room window at which time the female resident observed a male known to her as George V. McPherson,” the chief said.
The female resident then retreated to the bathroom to call police. While doing so, she heard a series of gun shots.
“The other female in the apartment then entered the bathroom and reported that she had been shot,” he said.
The women told police that Washington was accompanying McPherson, according to the original report. The injured female was transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center and underwent surgery for what police called “non-life threatening” injuries.
Both men fled the scene after the shooting. A warrant was obtained June 28 for Washington’s arrest, and he arrived at the Richmond Police station Sunday, July 1, at 7:22 p.m. and surrendered.
Ronica Shannon can be reached at rshannon@
richmondregister.com or 624-6608.
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Man indicted in I-75 wreck that killed two
A man who police believe started the chain of events that led to the deaths of two people on Interstate 75 in February was indicted on several felony charges Wednesday in Madison Circuit Court.
Bryan M. Mangan, 56, of South Bend, Ind., was indicted on six counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, tampering with physical evidence and operating on a suspended license.
Man charged with reselling employer’s equipment
A man who worked for a local satellite TV company has been charged with ordering extra equipment and selling it online.
Charles William Hensley, 39, of Manchester, worked for the Multiband Corporation at its Richmond office, according to a Richmond police report.
Multiband maintains DIRECTV’s installations, service and upgrades for single-family homes in 20 states and commercial sites nationwide.
Saturday is National Drug Take-Back Day
A nationwide initiative to dispose of prescription drugs in a safe manner will take place Saturday.
Three Madison County sites are available for residents to get rid of their unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs as part of the eighth annual National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day:
• Richmond Police Department, 1721 Lexington Road, box is outside by the front door.
• Kentucky State Police Post 7, 699 Eastern Bypass, across from the EKU stadium, box is inside at the front door.
Retro Radio Revue
“Stan O’Donnell’s Retro Radio Revue,” presented by Rose Barn Theatre, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Gillum’s Sports Lounge in the Richmond Mall.
The production focuses on the performers of the show and the follies and chaos that take place as the unexpected ensues. Local musical performers from Madison County will be showcased throughout the production.
Gillum’s will provide a full menu service and cash bar beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets for the show are $15 and available at the door or in advance at www.rosebarntheatre.org.
The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit arts organization.
Luallen says no to 2015 governor’s race
After months of deliberation, former state Auditor of Public Accounts Crit Luallen announced Thursday she will sit out the 2015 race for governor.
The announcement disappointed friends and associates who see Luallen as an able and experienced administrator — she served in six gubernatorial administrations — but also someone with the character and integrity to restore confidence in government.
Blue Grass Army Depot sponsors 5K
The Blue Grass Army Depot is hosting a 5K run/walk Saturday in support of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
The no-entry-fee event will begin and end at the depot’s new sports complex ball fields, according to a news release from the installation. Preregistration is available online at www.bluegrass.army.mil or starting at 9 a.m. the day of the event.
Wildcats encourage Cardinals to work hard in school
University of Kentucky student athletes Kastine Evans, a guard on the women’s basketball team, and Jon Hood, a guard on the men’s team, stopped by Waco Elementary School on Wednesday to talk about the benefits of working hard in school.
Mayor, commissioner pay changed
The Richmond City Commission approved 4-1 a new pay scale for the mayor and commissioners at a special-called meeting Wednesday morning.
Harrodsburg to get old Richmond police mobile computers
Richmond is donating to the city of Harrodsburg eight of 39 old computers formerly used in police cruisers.
Health science students organize blood drive
Aside from the gift cards and free snacks, 50 Madison County high school students have other reasons for donating 35 pints of blood Wednesday to the Kentucky Blood Center at Madison Central High School.
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