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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Berea Municipal Utilities started its solar farm in October 2011 with 60 panels. In less that five days, all were leased.
Another 60, which became operational in June 2012, were leased in less than four months.
Now, the farm again has doubled, with the addition of 126 panels that are ready for leasing, said Steve Boyce, a retired Berea College professor who has been involved with the program since its inception.
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RPD: Heroin sales lead to trafficking indictment
Executing a warrant issued after Samantha Frederick, 29, Northgate Drive, was indicted July 16 by a Madison County grand jury, Richmond Police arrested her Monday on drug trafficking charges.
YMCA, county district to provide after-school care
The Telford YMCA is partnering with the Madison County School District to provide after-school child care for kindergarten and elementary students.
YMCA Executive Director Dave Wallace and Madison County School Superintendent Elmer Thomas announced the partnership Monday afternoon.
Memories bloom in May’s garden
After realizing a story was being written about 96-year-old Lucille May, tenants of Willis Manor gathered in the lobby to share stories about her.
Affectionately called “Mamaw” by other residents and workers at the apartment building, May has spent the four years of her residence transforming an outdoor garden that was overtaken by weeds. It’s now a thriving flowerbed, complete with interesting rocks, decorations and conversation.
Water Street storm-water digging begins
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Digging for 20 ton, 6 by 7 foot concrete box culverts will begin today, if weather permits, said Jason Hart, Richmond’s director of Planning and Zoning. The culverts will help reduce the likelihood of flooding on Water Street by carrying storm water under Main Street, the CVS parking lot and Irvine Street to a stream, he said.
RPD: Bottle bomb injures man, damages neighbor’s home
Richmond Police on Friday charged Robert Abney, 30, of Moberly Avenue, in connection with a May 30 explosion that injured Abney and damaged a neighbor’s home.
Officers were dispatched May 30 to a residence in the 500 block of Moberly Avenue to investigate the report of an explosion.
They found the remains of a plastic bottle bomb near a residence adjoining Moberly’s, according to an RPD news release. A wall of the occupied home was smoldering and grass was burned in the area, it added.
Two led police on I-75 chase from Berea
Berea Police found a man passed out and intoxicated inside his crashed vehicle on Interstate 75 Wednesday, according to a police report.
Steven Coffey, 34, of Berea, had slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet when officers arrived at the vehicle, the police report stated. They determined he was under the influence of drugs, the report stated.
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Sheltered by overcast sky and supported by a cool breeze, teams competed Saturday morning in the second annual HeartChase at Richmond Centre.
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