Richmond Police officers found two men hiding in a field Monday near Catalpa Loop Road after abandoning their vehicle following a road-rage car accident.
At 1:46 p.m., officers responded to a call at Lancaster Avenue and the Eastern Bypass in which one vehicle had hit another after an alleged “road rage” incident, according to Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
The officers found the suspects’ vehicle abandoned on the roadway near Catalpa Loop Road, the chief said. They reportedly found the vehicle’s two occupants hiding in a nearby field.
Orville S. Richardson, 29, Spurlin Motor Home Park, and Stacy L. Evans, 27, Francis Drive, were arrested and charged with first-degree wanton endangerment.
“Officers located two syringes nearby that the couple had discarded, both of which were uncapped with one being loaded with suspected oxycodone,” Brock said in a news release. “A partially melted oxycodone tablet was found nearby.”
The two also were charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition, Richardson was charged with tampering with physical evidence.
Woman attacked while stopped at traffic light
A woman was attacked and had her rings stolen while she was stopped at a traffic light Monday at East Main Street and Estill Avenue.
The woman told police she was approached by a white woman, 50 to 60 years of age and wearing a pink shirt, black knee-high socks, black shoes and carrying a black backpack.
The woman asked for help and when the driver asked what was wrong, the woman grabbed the driver’s left arm and started cutting the inside of her forearm with an unknown object, according to Brock.
While this was going on, the attacker reportedly was able to remove the driver’s white gold wedding set. The engagement ring had a princess-cut center stone with round diamonds down the side, and it was soldered together. It was valued at $2,000, according to the report.
The suspect fled on foot after snatching the rings. The driver was treated at the Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center for numerous superficial cuts to the inside of her left forearm and wrist area, according to the report.
Irvine man arrested in connection with Walmart tire thefts
A traffic accident in Irvine County led police to a man suspected of stealing 33 truck tires from the Richmond Walmart.
On April 18, a representative of Walmart told police that 10 Goodyear Wrangler truck tires and 23 Douglas truck tires were stolen from the store. The tires were worth $2,614, according to the report.
A blue van occupied by two men was reportedly used in the theft.
Police later learned a blue van was involved in an accident in Estill County, and it had been towed to a local impound lot. Four Douglas truck tires reportedly were found in the van.
An RPD officer retrieved the four tires Tuesday and found the man identified as the van’s driver, Robert Henry, 32, at Madison District Court where he was appearing on unrelated charges, according to the report.
Henry was arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking (over $500).