A woman was attacked Monday on her front porch, suffering cuts and broken bones, after a verbal altercation came to blows, according to a Richmond police report.

At 4:14 p.m., police were sent to the 400 block of West Walnut Street to investigate an assault, according to RPD Chief Larry Brock. When the officers arrived, they found a woman lying on her front porch with injuries.

“The victim was observed to have lacerations on her face and arm that were bleeding, and her face was swollen and red,” Brock said in the release.

The officers discovered the alleged victim was attacked by a neighbor, Ella Cain, 30, of West Walnut Street, according to the release. The two women reportedly had engaged in a verbal dispute, and toward the end of the fight, Cain allegedly saw the victim on the phone. She believed the woman was calling the police, so she jumped the fence and assaulted the woman on her front porch, according to Brock.

Cain allegedly punched the victim, kneed her in the face and threw her down, causing the woman to strike her head, according to police. The alleged victim was taken to the hospital by a relative, and she reportedly had several broken ribs.

Cain was charged with second-degree assault and taken to the Madison County Detention Center. She is being held on a $25,000 bond.

Theft and forgery arrest

Terry Newman, 50, of Manna Drive, was charged in connection with the theft of a vehicle after allegedly attempting to sell the vehicle — which did not belong to him — to a junk yard, Brock said.

A woman told police that on March 20, her car broke down at the Sea Shell Food Mart on South Killarney Lane. She said she was approached by Newman’s son with an offer of assistance.

The complainant accepted the offer of help and moved her to car to Newman’s residence on Manna Drive, where Newman’s son worked on the vehicle but was unable to repair it, police said.

The complainant asked to leave her vehicle at Newman’s residence until she was able to return on March 22. The complainant returned to find her 1994 Honda Civic (valued at $1,700) missing.

According to police, the follow-up investigation revealed that Newman had the vehicle towed to a junk yard in Lexington, where he attempted to sell it. When a title was required by the junk yard, Newman left the vehicle and did not return. The investigating officer recovered the vehicle title from Newman on which the victim’s name was apparently forged, Brock said.

Newman was arrested March 24 and was charged with theft by unlawful taking (over $500) and second-degree possession of a forged instrument.

He is lodged in the detention center in lieu of 10 percent of a $5,000 bond.

Man grabs woman’s purse

A Big Lots customer told police Thursday that while she was entering her vehicle after leaving the store at 4 p.m., a man opened the passenger-side door and grabbed her purse from inside the car. The man reportedly got in a dark green Pontiac Grand Am and fled.

The woman described the thief as a white man with dark brown hair and about 5 feet, 10 inches to 6 feet tall. The black-and-white purse contained $230, a black change purse, credit cards and a personal checkbook.

The estimated loss was $455.

Pickup truck reported stolen

A resident in the 400 block of Michelle Court reported March 26 that his white 2006 GMC Canyon pickup truck was stolen during the night, according to police. The truck was worth $10,000.

On Friday, the truck was found burned on Meadow Grove Road near Silver Creek by a Madison County sheriff’s deputy. The vehicle was a total loss.

Thefts from vehicles

• A guest at the LaQuinta Inn told police Sunday that her vehicle was broken into the previous night. Entry was gained by breaking the passenger-side window, according to police.

Several items were missing, including an unknown brand black camera, an unknown brand laptop, a large amount of women’s clothing, and numerous religious tapes and CDs.

The estimated loss was $3,603.

• A resident in an apartment in the 900 block of Villa Drive reported Thursday that someone had entered her vehicle during the night of March 27 and taken a silver iPod Classic (120 GB). There were no signs of forced entry, according to the report.

The iPod was valued at $200.

• An employee of the Pain Management Clinic, 1684 Northgate Drive, reported that her vehicle was broken into during the daytime hours while it was parked behind the business. The passenger-side rear window was broken, according to the report.

The items reported missing were a black cloth purse with pink peace signs containing a personal checkbook and personal identification documents, a pink wallet, approximately $20, a ladies’ gold wedding band, two unknown brand car DVD players and a Tomtom GPS unit.

The items were valued at $760.

• A resident in the 200 block of St. George Street told police Friday that his vehicle was broken into the previous evening and a Sony home theater subwoofer was taken. The rear passenger side door window reportedly was broken. The subwoofer was worth $100.

• A visitor to the 600 block of North Second Street told police a number of items were stolen from her car during the early morning hours. There were no signs of forced entry, according to the report.

Items stolen include a Simply Vera purse, blue with black handles, $250, several credit and debit cards, a Dell laptop case, a plastic storage clipboard and personal identification documents.

The estimated loss was $450.

• A complainant reported Saturday that her daughter’s black iPhone 3GS, 8 GB, in a black Otter box, was stolen sometime on or about March 28. It is believe the theft occurred on McDaniel Drive, according to the report. The iPhone was valued at $200.

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

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