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August 11, 2011

RPD arrests three for kidnapping

RICHMOND — Three Richmond residents are behind bars after allegedly assaulting and kidnapping a woman Tuesday afternoon.

Lewis Alan Cole, 24, Theoddeus Gray, 22 and Tasha Gibson, 28, all of South Killarney Drive, are charged with kidnapping with serious physical injury, first-degree wanton endangerment and second-degree assault.

Cole also is charged with violation of Kentucky EPO and failure to appear out of Fayette County.

An EPO is issued if someone is in immediate danger. It ensures that the complainant is legally protected from the alleged abuser contacting them for a 14-day period.

At 3:36 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the Richmond Police Department was dispatched to the 100 block of South Killarney Drive on a reference to an assault.

The victim, who met police outside the residence, said she was grabbed while outside the residence and dragged inside, said Maj. Bob Mott of the Richmond Police Department.

She said while being held inside the residence, she was struck several times in the head and torso with a handgun, Mott said.

Officers reported seeing obvious injuries that were consistent with her allegations.

The building was secured by officers and a search warrant was obtained for the residence where the alleged assault took place, Mott said.

Cole and Gray were arrested at the residence.

Gibson was arrested at a later time.

All three are being held in the Madison County Detention Center, Cole and Gray on $20,000 cash bonds and Gibson on a $10,000 cash bond, according to the jail’s website.

Tim Mandell can be reached at or 623-1669, Ext. 6696.

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