The Richmond Register

October 16, 2012

Man fights for car while being towed

Facing first-degree wanton endangerment charge

By Ronica Shannon
Senior News Writer

RICHMOND — A Louisville man fought Sunday to keep his car which already was hooked to a Dargavell's Towing & Recovery truck.

Keith S. Rowe, 58, was charged with first-degree wanton endangerment after police say he endangered towing company employees who were removing his vehicle from the U.S. Bank parking lot at about 11:40 p.m.

“Officers learned that the U.S. Bank parking lot was posted as a 'No Parking' area after banking hours and that Dargavell’s Towing & Recovery was responsible for removing vehicles in violation of the parking restriction,” said Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.

Dargavell’s empl-oyees were in the process of removing it from the lot when Rowe appeared from a nearby establishment and a dispute erupted, he said.

“Rowe’s vehicle was partially hooked to the tow truck at the time and Rowe reportedly entered his vehicle and attempted to break it free,” Brock said. “As he was doing so, a Dargavell’s employee to the rear of his vehicle was placed in danger of being struck by the vehicle if Rowe’s attempts had been successful.”

Rowe then reportedly forearmed one of the Dargavell’s employees in the neck before police arrived.

The man was taken to the Madison County Detention Center after the incident.

Two men arrested after fleeing from police

Richmond police arrested Anthony W. Cornelison, 46, of Brandy Lane and Daniel A. Cornelison, 26, no permanent address, Saturday after an officer realized both had outstanding warrants.

A patrol officer on Ballard Drive observed the men at about 5:30 p.m., according to Brock.

When the officer turned around his police vehicle to make contact with the two men, they disappeared behind 511 Ballard Drive.  

“The officer identified an apartment that the men were believed to have entered and the resident allowed the officer inside to check for the wanted men,” Brock said.

Both men were found hiding in the bathroom, he said.

The officer also recovered a plastic baggie from the toilet that contained 7.5 Neurontin tablets that were ultimately linked to Anthony Cornelison who is charged with illegal possession of a legend drug, tampering with physical evidence, contempt of court for failure to pay child support and two counts of contempt of court failure to appear. Daniel was charged with contempt of court for failure to appear and violations of conditions of his release, police state. Both men were taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

In other crime:

• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported Saturday that his apartment had been broken into during the late afternoon hours and a homemade electric guitar and a black fishing rod and reel were stolen. Entry was gained by forcing open the front door, according to police. The estimated loss is $400.

• A resident in the 1000 block of Heathcliff Drive reported Saturday that a Taurus 9mm pistol, model 24/7, had been stolen overnight from his parked vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police. The estimated loss is $550.

• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported Friday his wallet and an iPhone 4 had been stolen overnight from his parked vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry. The wallet contained credit cards and personal identification documents, according to police. The estimated loss is $250.

• A resident in the 1200 block of Race Street reported Friday that a black Ruger 9mm pistol in a black cloth holster had been stolen from his residence during the past two months. The estimated loss is $350.

• A resident in the 200 block of Evansdale Avenue reported Friday that a number of pieces of jewelry and other items had been stolen from her apartment during the past two weeks. The missing items range from a Pink Lemonade pocket knife to two broken herringbone necklaces. The estimated loss is $431.

• A resident of an apartment in the 200 block of Keystone Drive reported Friday that several items had been stolen overnight from his parked vehicle. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police.  The following items were reported missing: A Garmin GPS unit; two DVD headrest monitors; and a men’s credit card wallet containing a credit card and a Social Security card. The estimated loss is $520.

• A resident of an apartment in the 100 block of S. Killarney Lane reported Dec. 9 that a handgun and $92 in cash had been stolen from her home during the day. There were no signs of forced entry, according to police. The stolen firearm was described as a pink Waffen Frankonia .22 caliber pistol.  The estimated loss is $292.

• A trafficking complaint made to Richmond police Oct. 11 lead to the arrest of Lewis C. Silket, 29 of Northgate Drive.

A caller informed police that what they believed to be a drug deal was being made in the Exxon Friendly Mart parking lot, according to police.

A Richmond police officer was dispatched to the store and encountered Silket, Brock said. The officer then discovered an outstanding bench warrant for his arrest from Pike County in connection with prior charges of possession of marijuana and endangering the welfare of a minor. A body search revealed that he was in possession of one-half of a Percocet tablet, police say.

In addition to the warrant charges, Silket was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call the Richmond Police Department at 623-1162.