RICHMOND — Jason Lear, 29, of Paint Lick, was charged Monday with identity theft, and three others were cited on charges of hindering apprehension after Richmond police said they were hiding him in a room in the Red Roof Inn.
Officers were dispatched to the Knights Inn at about 9:30 a.m. in response to a report of an unresponsive woman in one of the rooms, according to a Richmond Police Department news release.
They encountered Lear, who falsely identified himself using his brother’s name and identifiers, the release stated. After the woman, Ashley Rayborn, 24, of Stanford, was taken to Baptist Health hospital, the officers left.
Shortly after, the officers learned Lear’s true identity and that warrants had been issued for his arrest, according to the report.
They tracked Lear to a room at the Red Roof Inn, where they encountered three men who denied Lear was in the room. However, a search found him hiding under the bed, the report stated.
He was taken into custody without incident and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center, where he was served with Madison County warrant for flagrant non-support, and three bench warrants from Lincoln District Court, one for probation violation and two for contempt.
The three other men were cited on misdemeanor charges of hindering apprehension.
After Rayborn was treated and released from the hospital, she was then taken into custody on the strength of two Lincoln District Court warrants, one alleging contempt of court and other alleging probation violation.
She also was charged with drug paraphernalia possession after officers discovered a cut ink pen and a used syringe in her purse, the police report stated.
Rayborn also was taken to the detention center, where she and Lear both remained Tuesday evening, according to the detention center website.
Woman charged with burglary after Walmart incident
Kristin White, 21, of Providence Road, was charged with third-degree burglary Sunday after after an officer was called to Walmart at about 6:25 p.m. on a shoplifting complaint.
Walmart employees told the officer they witnessed White concealing merchandise in her purse. She had been issued a trespass warning and banned from Walmart in January, the police report stated.
When she attempted to leave the store without paying, she was detained by the officer, who also found suboxone, a syringe and a spoon in her possession. Because she entered the store after being banned, she was charged with burglary rather than shoplifting. She was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
White was lodged in the detention center, but was released on bond later the same day.
Man charged with parole violation after fleeing police
Phillip Cain, 35, of Smith Village, was charged with parole violation Sunday after he fled on foot from a traffic stop, according to a police report.
At about 9:10 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle being driven by Cain on Keri Ann Drive for having a cancelled registration plate. After making contact with Cain, the officer returned to his vehicle to conduct follow-up checks on his registration. As he was doing so, Cain left his vehicle and fled on foot. The officer pursued him on foot and apprehended him, the report stated.
The officer then found a marijuana cigarette on Cain's person, it added.
The officer also discovered a warrant had been issued for Cain’s arrest on parole-violation charge.
Cain was convicted of first-degree robbery and burglary in 2001 and was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment. He was convicted in 2012 of two counts of theft of an automobile and sentenced to an additional three years. Later in 2012 he was paroled.
Cain was taken to the detention center Sunday and charged with parole violation, second-degree fleeing or evading police, possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle without registration, insurance or a license. He remained jailed Tuesday evening, according to the detention center’s website.
Anyone with information regarding the above listed cases is asked to contact the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.