BEREA – Three people were arrested after an Oct. 16 fight in the Berea Walmart parking lot that police say was the result of a drug transaction that turned into a robbery.

Two Tennessee women face robbery charges, and a 53-year-old Richmond man is charged with trafficking in a controlled substance, said Capt. Ken Clark, Berea Police Department spokesperson.

Arrested were David R. Bowling, 53, of Richmond, and Robin L. Campbell, 25, and Brandi N. Hurt, 34, both of Nashville, Tenn.

Bowling is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both Class A  misdemeanors.

Campbell and Hurt both are charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony. Hurt also faces charges of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, and third-degree  possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor.

Campbell is also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.

All three remained in the Madison County Detention Center on Monday afternoon, the two women in lieu of $20,000 cash bonds, and Bowling under a $15,000 cash bond, according to a jail official.

Police: Officers search man’s pocket for ID, find pain pill, straw

A man faces several drug possession charges after officers found a pill and a straw with white residue on it in his pocket, Clark said.

Justin I. Burkhart, 25, of Brodhead, was arrested Oct. 18.

Officers found the pill, believed to be hydrocodone, and the straw as they were looking for Burkhart’s identification, Clark said.

Burkhart is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony, possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor, and having a prescription controlled substance not in its original container, a Class B misdemeanor.

He was being held as of Monday afternoon in the detention center in lieu of a $5,000 unsecured, third-party bond, according to the jail’s website.

Other Berea arrests:

• Brandon Baker, 21, Oct. 20. on Madison Co. warrant for receiving stolen property, a Class D felony. Baker remained in the detention center under a $1,000 cash bond, according to the jail’s website.

• Between Oct. 19 and Oct. 21, three were arrested on warrants for failure to appear.

• Two were arrested in separate incidents of theft by unlawful taking, under $500, for shoplifting at Walmart.

Other Berea crimes:

• A purse was stolen Oct. 15 after a rock was hurled through the driver’s side window of a parked vehicle on Scaffold Cane Road, Clark said. The purse was recovered with nothing taken, but the damage to the vehicle was estimated at $300.

• Someone reported Oct. 21 that a wallet and its contents, valued at $230, was taken from a back room of Shear Expressions Salon on Glades Road.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Berea Police Department at 986-8456.

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