A Lexington man, charged in connection with the May 4 holdup of a Subway restaurant in Lexington, was arrested by Richmond police bike patrol officers Wednesday evening.

The officers spotted him on Tates Creek Road near Darlene Court and the suspect provided a false name and identification to officers in an attempt to avoid detection, according to a police report.

Officers confirmed his identify as Jason Hunter, 28, of Bambridge Court in Lexington. After being taken into custody, officers found on Hunter a small amount of marijuana, a syringe and a brown spoon that contained a substance identified as heroin, the report stated.

Hunter also was charged with giving an officer a false name, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, as well as possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A man with Hunter, identified as Steven E. McWhorter, 30, of Armstrong Mill Road in Lexington, also was taken into custody on the strength of two arrest warrants from Fayette County, each charging him in connection with receiving stolen property under $500.

Hunter is being held in the Madison county Dettion Center on a $10,000 cash bond for his Fayette County charges and $5,000 cash bond for his Madison County charges.

McWhorter is being held on a $2,000 bond at 10 percent, according to jail records.

Irvine man charged with stealing plants from Richmond Centre

Police stopped a pickup truck driven by Jesse Rice, 45, of Irvine, that was filled with 31 rose bushes valued at $775, according to an RPD report.

Around 1 a.m. Thursday, an officer was dispatched to the Richmond Centre after a private security officer reported seeing a group of men stealing plants and shrubs from a landscaping vendor set up in the center’s parking lot.

The other suspects were not located. Rice was charged with theft by unlawful taking over $500 and taken to jail.

Rice is being held on a $5,000 bond at 10 percent, according to jail records.

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

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