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September 9, 2013

Man charged with burglary, assault after domestic incident

RICHMOND — Mark D. Costillow, 56, of Dallas, Texas, was charged Friday with first-degree burglary, two counts of fourth-degree assault, third-degree terroristic threatening and resisting arrest after police responded to an assault report involving a man with a knife.

According to a Richmond Police Department news release, officers were sent to a residence in the 300 bock of Oxford Circle about 4:05 p.m. Upon arrival, the officers encountered Costillow walking away from the residence and detained him. He was combative and had to be physically subdued by the officers, the report stated.

The officers learned that Costillow arrived intoxicated at the residence of a relative and her boyfriend to stay a couple of days. According to the report, Costillow began harassing the boyfriend and shoved him down. The relative tried to intervene, but Costillow struck her in the head and wrestled her to the floor, the release stated.

After the altercation Costillow left the home, and the residents locked the doors and called police. Before officers arrived, Costillow returned and kicked the door down. The report stated he had a knife in his hand and approached the boyfriend. The relative again tried to intervene, and Costilow began hitting, choking, kicking and slamming her head into the floor. He then left the residence just before the officers arrived and subdued him.

Costillow was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he remained Monday evening, according to the jail.s online records.

Man charged with assault, fleeing police

Stephen Milburn, 21, of Heathcliff Drive, was charged Friday with fourth-degree assault, terroristic threatening and first-degree fleeing or evading police, according to the news release.

About 4:40 a.m., police were dispatched to the 400 block of the Eastern Bypass to meet with an assault victim who had fled an apartment on Heathcliff Drive which she said she shares with Milburn.

The officers learned Milburn had assaulted and choked the victim. As the officers were investigating, Milburn telephoned the victim and threatened to kill her, her family, her child and the officers involved, the report stated.

The officers went to the apartment, but found that Milburn had fled. Shortly after they left the apartment, Milburn again called the victim and made similar threats.

According to the report, police returned to the residence at 8:20 a.m. after the victim called to report Milburn was at the residence banging on the doors and windows. Upon officers’ arrival, Milburn fled the scene on foot, but was apprehended.

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

Man arrested on drug charges

Police charged Brenden Strunk, 22, of Fifth Street, with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Saturday after officers were called to a report of suspicious activity in the 500 block of East Irvine Street.

According to the report, about 8:58 a.m. officers observed Strunk standing on the front porch of a residence bent over at the waist and visibly under the influence of an intoxicant. During the course of the contact, the officers discovered a plastic bag in his possession containing a small amount of marijuana, six syringes, a spoon and a shoestring. The officers recovered a small amount of heroin after searching Strunk’s person.

Strunk was lodged in the detention center where he remained Monday evening, according to the jail's online records.

Man and woman charged with theft of mail,         man with drug possession

William R. Owen, 33, of East Main Street, and Melissa Nester, 40, of Richmond, were charged Thursday and Friday with theft of mail matter and first-degree possession of a controlled substance in connection with the theft of a UPS package in April, according to the news release.

On April 1, a resident in the 400 block of Martin Drive reported she had placed an online order for clothing from American Eagle and the UPS tracking system indicated the item was delivered. However, the victim never received the package. She then learned a male and female tried to return several items identical to what she was missing at the American Eagle store in Lexington.

A follow-up investigation identified Owen and Nester as the two people attempting to return the missing items to the store. According to the report, Owen was located at his residence, and four oxycodone pills were discovered on his person when officers searched him. Nester was charged at the detention center, where she was being held on unrelated charges.

Both remained in the detention center Monday evening, according to the jail's online records. 

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