A Louisville woman was arrested after allegedly stealing an Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) golf cart and driving it on the interstate,
N’Kara Israel, 21, Louisville, was arrested by Eastern Kentucky University Police on Saturday and charged with receiving stolen property ($1,000 < $10,000), unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (first offense), receiving stolen property third-degree escape, third-degree burglary, and careless driving.
According to a citation, on Saturday around 11:16 p.m., Madison County EOC received multiple 911 calls saying someone was driving a golf cart on the interstate heading north. Richmond police arrived and conducted a traffic stop on the golf cart at Exit 90 Northbound just before the on-ramp. Officers then discovered the golf cart belonged to EKU.
The citation states Israel implied she was mute; however, a Sgt. identified her and said she could speak. An EKU officer arrived and confirmed EKU owned the golf cart by showing officers the “property of Eastern Kentucky University” sticker with the item number. The cart was also covered in EKU decals and an “E” embroidered on the seat. While the golf cart was being towed, officers conducted a search of the bags Israel had in her possession at the time of the incident. Police found EKU athletic gear in the bags. The citation states, Israel is not a student-athlete and therefore should not have those items.
When Israel arrived at the jail, the citation stated that she was not moving and would not respond when the officer asked if she was okay. A Madison County deputy was next to the cruiser, so the officer rolled down the window to have the deputy check on her. When the deputy stepped away, Israel attempted to escape out of the cruiser window while handcuffed.
The citation states, upon further investigation, Israel can be seen on a surveillance camera in the Alumni Coliseum building. The video shows Israel opening the garage door where the golf cart is stored and driving away. It also shows Israel carrying out an extra-large duffle bag which included EKU athletic items, an Apple watch as well as a Blink camera.
Man arrested after allegedly strangling victims
On Friday, Jack Kellerman, 54, Berea, was arrested by the Madison County Sheriff Department and charged with first-degree strangulation.
According to a citation, a deputy responded to a residence regarding a fight between Kellerman and the victim. The deputy had just left the residence after concluding a runaway juvenile complaint. Kellerman allegedly arrived after the deputy went and got into a verbal confrontation with the victim. Witnesses said Kellerman broke free of being held back from the victim and threw the victim to the ground. According to the witnesses and the victim, Kellerman choked the victim for approximately five seconds before being broke up by witnesses on the scene.
The citation states, when Kellerman was questioned about the incident, he said he didn’t remember anything and had blacked out due to suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. He said, before the incident, he was told by someone the victim was throwing rocks at a juvenile family member, which had caused the confrontation. Upon further investigation, Kellerman was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center.
Man arrested after turning off power to Liquor World
Kevin Cain, 48, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on Friday and charged with first-degree criminal mischief and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine).
According to a citation, an officer responded to Liquor World in reference to a criminal mischief report. It was reported Cain (shown on a surveillance video) turned off the power to the Liquor World, which caused $10,000 worth of damage to the cooler condenser unit and perishable items in the beer cave and other food coolers. The officer found Cain at the Discount Tobacco next door.
The citation states, Cain said he turned the power off because Liquor World was running their electricity illegally and hooking the power up to gas tanks that could cause an explosion. Cain said Liquor World and several other businesses are stealing electricity and endangering the public.
The citation states, Cain appeared to have paranoid delusions and said he had been followed as he has been keeping his eye on these illegal businesses. The officer arrested Cain and, upon searching him, located what appeared to be methamphetamine folded up in a paper in his wallet. Cain allegedly told the officer he tried the suspected meth, but said it tasted like salt.
Cain was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
Other arrests include:
Daniel Hunsucker, 34, Richmond, third-degree possession of a controlled substance, buying or possessing drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence.
Reuben Clark, 31, Richmond, operating a motor vehicle under a controlled substance (first offense), third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams of methamphetamine/first offense), a prescription container of a substance not properly contained (first offense).
Anthony Calton, 54, Richmond, theft by unlawful taking or distribution (shoplifting $500 < $1,000), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin).
Scotty Vanwinkle, 45, McKee, no operator’s moped license, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), no registration receipt, no registration plates, failure to produce an insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance (first offense), failure to or improper signal, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified).
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