The Richmond Register

Local News

September 16, 2013

Second man charged in connection with July assault

RICHMOND — Jeremy Roberts, 26, of Battlefield Memorial Highway, who was on parole was charged Thursday in connection with an assault that occurred in July.

According to a Richmond Police Department news release, at 1:16 a.m. July 7, an officer was dispatched to Merrick Shell to investigate an assault. Upon arrival, the officers found a male lying unconscious on the ground with a laceration on the back of his head.

Police determined the victim became involved in an argument with two men in a nearby vehicle after exiting the business. The two men got out of their vehicle and assaulted him, punching the victim in the face and knocking him unconscious. The attackers then returned to their vehicle and fled, the release stated.

On July 23, police arrested Danthony Chambers, 21, of Brenwood Drive, in connection with the incident.

Roberts was on parole when the incident occurred, after being convicted of two separate drug offenses. A parole violation warrant was issued Aug. 22 for Roberts, and he was taken into custody Thursday at his residence.

Both Roberts and Chambers have been lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Monday evening, according to the jail’s online records.

Woman Charged with Criminal abuse

Virginia Miller, 27, of South Keeneland Drive, was charged Friday with second-degree criminal abuse following a social services complaint, according to the release.

Officers were dispatched to Miller's residence at 4:52 p.m. to assist social services workers investigating a report of child abuse. Upon arrival, officers encountered a 10-year-old child in Miller's care who had bruises under his eye and on his thigh.

Officers determined the bruises came from Miller striking the child while disciplining him, the release stated.

Miller was lodged in the detention center and released Monday, according to the jail’s online records.

Man charged with burglary, assault

Police charged Daniel A. Cornelison, 27, of Salter Road, Saturday with second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault in connection with a break in.

According to the release, officers were dispatched at 2:25 a.m. to a residence on Keri Ann Drive. Upon arrival, the officers learned the female resident had just arrived home when Cornelison burst in through the front door and began “tearing up” the residence, the report stated.

The resident told police she ordered Cornelison out of the home. He left the residence and the woman closed the door and blocked it with a couch.

A short time later, Cornelison tried unsuccessfully to enter through the door again. He then broke a window and re-entered the house. Once inside, Cornelison grabbed the victim’s arm, bruising her, the report stated.

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

Text Only
Local News
  • 7-29 YMCA-Schools.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-29 Lucille May 1.jpg 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.

    July 29, 2014 4 Photos

  • 7-29 Construction 1.jpg Water Street storm-water digging begins

    Caisson holes were drilled and then filled with concrete and steel poles Monday to create a retaining structure to shore up the Allstate Insurance building foundations' firm when excavation for the Water Street Stormwater Improvement Project begins.
    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.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • 7-29 Robert Abney.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 4 Photos

  • 7-29 Steven Coffey.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • 7-27 HeartChase 1.jpg A race to the finish line

    Sheltered by overcast sky and supported by a cool breeze, teams competed Saturday morning in the second annual HeartChase at Richmond Centre.

    July 26, 2014 6 Photos

  • 7-27 Hops 1.jpg Hops & Vine Festival raises money for humane society

    Downtown Richmond’s Hops and Vine Festival started more than two years ago with a question.

    July 26, 2014 3 Photos

  • Bill Clinton will stump for Grimes in eastern Kentucky

    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is again calling in the “Big Dog” in her quest to unseat five-term Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

    Former President Bill Clinton will join Grimes on Aug. 6 for a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky, according to a campaign official who would provide no further details.

    July 26, 2014

  • 7-26 Stockyards 2.jpg Cattle farmers enjoying ‛perfect storm’

    Demand is up, and cattle are selling for record prices.

    At the same time, corn prices are down and fuel prices have stabilized.

    That adds up to a “perfect storm” for Kentucky cattle farmers, said Gary Kelly of Paint Lick as he ate lunch Friday with his brother Jimmy at the restaurant across from the Blue Grass Stockyards.

    July 26, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-26 Fire Practice Structure 1.jpg Fire training tower going up

    A new training tower for the Richmond Fire Department is rising on Four Mile Road.

    Construction began Thursday on the four-story, steel-framed structure.

    July 26, 2014 4 Photos