Two adults, one of whom had to be treated at a Lexington hospital, were found Saturday in a vehicle stopped at the Irvine Road/Eastern Bypass intersection with a toddler in the back seat.
Jonathan F. Harrison, 20, of Irvine, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (Suboxone), driving under the influence of an intoxicant, no operator’s license and no vehicle insurance, according to a Richmond police report.
Police anticipate filing charges against the woman, who is the mother of the child, after she is discharged from the hospital, the report added.
A Richmond officer observed a non-injury accident at the intersection at 4:10 p.m. When he stopped to handle the accident, the officer was told by several people at the scene that a vehicle was stopped in the turning lane at the intersection, and it appeared a man and woman were passed out inside, the report stated.
The vehicle was not involved in the accident under investigation. When the officer checked it, he found Harrison awake but the woman was unconscious, according to the report.
An 18-month-old child was in a child seat in the back of the vehicle, the report added.
The woman was taken by ambulance to Baptist Health-Richmond and later transferred to Baptist Health-Lexington.
When Harrison was taken into custody, officers reported finding 15 Suboxone strips in his possession. He was taken to the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday evening, according to the jail’s online records.
The child was taken into protective custody and state social services was contacted. He was later released to a responsible adult relative, the police report stated.
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Suicide attempt fatal for inmate
A Todd County man died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital following a suicide attempt at the Madison County Detention Center, according to Madison and Fayette county officials.
George Kenneth Williams, 50, of Allensville, was transported Monday afternoon by Madison County EMS to Baptist Health Richmond, according to EMS Director Jimmy Cornelison. He was then transferred to Baptist Health in Lexington where he died Tuesday, according to the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.
CCDW instructor indicted on charges of failing to provide training
A Madison County grand jury has indicted a carry-concealed weapons permit instructor on charges he falsely claimed to have provided instruction to one person for a CCDW permit and provided incomplete training to three others.
Christopher D. Fins was indicted April 9 on one count of CCDW instructor not providing firearms training and three counts of providing incomplete firearms training.
Fins faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of all four felony charges.
EKU dorm sprinklers may have been activated maliciously
Fire-suppression sprinklers went off about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
Fluctuating pressure then caused a campus water main to break, according to EKU spokesperson Mark Whitt.
The cause is uncertain, but university officials are investigating to determine if the sprinklers were activated maliciously, Whitt said.
The residence hall houses 260 students who were placed in other university housing or stayed with friends. All were able to move back in later in the day, he said.
Sixth person charged in motel meth bust
A sixth person has been charged in connection with a methamphetamine-making operation discovered last week at the Bel Air Motel in Richmond.
Roger M. Million, 24, Moberly Road, was charged Wednesday with manufacturing methamphetamine.
Madison County inmate dies in Lexington hospital
An inmate at the Madison County Detention Center died Tuesday at a Lexington hospital, according to officials with the Fayette County Coroner’s Office and Madison County EMS.
Sprinkler goes off; dorm evacuated
Fire-suppression sprinklers went off at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday in Eastern Kentucky University’s Martin Hall dormitory, prompting its evacuation.
4-H Environmental Field Day
Madison County fourth-graders participated in several hands-on activities Tuesday and Wednesday during the annual 4-H Environmental Field Day at the county fairgrounds.
Hearing delayed on West Main zone change
Signs giving notice of a public hearing on a proposed zone change at the corner of West Main Street and Tates Creek Avenue were not posted in time for the Richmond Planning Commission to scheduled a public hearing for its April 24 business session.
Berea mulls break with Kentucky Utilities
The city of Berea is considering whether to extend its contract with Kentucky Utilities or to shop around for another electricity provider.
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