Man charged with assault after allegedly throwing a remote and drone at victim

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On Monday, Billy Brown, 38, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police and charged with fourth-degree assault with a minor injury.

According to a citation, on Sept. 5, an officer responded in reference to a domestic violence situation where the victim called and said Brown pushed and hit her. While en route to the location, the officer was informed Brown had fled the scene. The officer contacted the victim while other officers canvassed the surrounding areas but were unable to locate Brown.

The citation states, the victim said she and Brown got into a verbal argument about Brown's illegal drug use. The argument started in the bedroom she and Brown share together. She said Brown pushed her towards the bed in the corner of the room, and in fear of being hit, she shoved Brown to get him away. She said she could go to the other side of the bed and create distance, and Brown picked up a remote control and a small drone and threw both at her. The drone allegedly hit the victim on her left hand and created a small cut on her index finger which bled. The remote allegedly hit the victim on the left side of her head and her ear. The officer noted redness to her left ear.

The citation states, Brown denied hitting the victim with the items listed. The victim said she called 911, and before Brown left the residence, the victim said Brown "used dope in the bathroom." The officer noted a used, uncapped syringe in the bathroom sink of Brown's residence.

According to the citation, later on, Sept. 5, 9-1-1 received multiple hang-up calls from the location. Officers arrived on the scene, and the victim answered the door. When asked if Brown was in the residence, he answered the door as well. He was placed in handcuffs and searched.

Brown was taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Other arrests include:

• Brandon hacker, 24, Berea, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin), possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, first-degree fleeing or evading police on foot.

• Kyle Hamm, 34, Richmond, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to 20 but less than or equal to 120 D.U. of an unspecified drug/first offense).

• Adam Sniff, 36, Richmond, public intoxication under a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), second-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), prescription of a controlled substance not in the proper container (first offense).

• Jeffrey Turner, 46, Berea, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified). Turner also had an indictment warrant which charged him with first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), possession of marijuana, first-degree promoting contraband.

• Glendon Settles, 35, Berea, public intoxication under a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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