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Kentucky State troopers arrested a man on several charges after dispatch received a call that he was a passenger in a vehicle, and the driver said he kept grabbing the steering wheel in an attempt to run them off the road Monday.

Dispatch also said Charles Biggs (no image available), 34, of Richmond Road, Berea, was swerving the vehicle in and out of oncoming traffic, according to a citation.

One of the responding troopers knew, because of a previous incident that day, that Biggs was under the influence of methamphetamine, the citation states. When troopers responded, they told Biggs to turn around and place his hands behind his back because he was under arrest for public intoxication.

Biggs said he wasn't going to go with troopers and instead began backing away, according to the citation. He then tried to flee from troopers.

Troopers told Biggs to get on the ground, and Biggs wouldn't, the citation states. Troopers grabbed Biggs and took him to the ground, and he landed on his side. Biggs rolled onto his stomach and placed his hands under his stomach so that troopers still couldn't handcuff him. Troopers, with assistance from Madison County deputies, were able to force Biggs into handcuffs.

Troopers then spoke with the victim, who said they were driving Biggs to the hospital before calling police, the citation states. While they were driving down Irvine Road, the victim explained, Biggs started grabbing the steering wheel so that the victim would lose control of the vehicle and they would wreck.

The victim also said Biggs grabbed the victim's leg, squeezed and hurt the victim, the citation notes. Biggs then got out of the vehicle and started running around.

Biggs was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), resisting arrest and fourth-degree assault.

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Christopher Adams

Christopher Adams

Berea police arrested Christopher Adams, 33, of Patsy Lane, Berea, on two Madison County warrants Tuesday morning, one of which charges him with third-degree burglary, first-degree criminal mischief and theft by deception (less than $500).

According to the warrant, on May 15, Adams was seen entering storage buildings belonging to someone else. While he was entering the buildings, he damaged five garage doors by kicking them, causing more than $1,000 in damage.

While Adams was inside one of the buildings, he took a tile saw, valued at $200, a concrete float, valued at $125, eight concrete trowels, valued at $100 and two 5-gallon buckets, valued at $10, the warrant states.

Adams then pawned the tile saw for $45 at a Richmond business, along with a ladder for $20, according to the warrant.

Adams was arrested on Estill Street and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon.

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Billy Jones

Billy Jones

Madison County deputies arrested Billy Jones, 37, of McDaniel Dr., Richmond, on a Madison County warrant Monday that charges him with second-degree escape.

According to the warrant, Jones was placed on home incarceration on Oct. 10. As a part of the program, Jones was supposed to remain at his residence, but he went to Lexington that same day.

Jones was arrested on Shoppers Village Drive. He was then taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Roger Baker, 24, of Dixie Plaza, Richmond, on a Boyle County indictment warrant Monday.

Roger Baker

Roger Baker

The warrant charges Baker with first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. He was arrested at Long John Silvers and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

He was also arrested on another Boyle County warrant for failure to appear.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Berve Kashaba, 26, of Lexington, on several charges after troopers responded to a collision on Interstate 75 Monday afternoon.

Berve Kashaba

Berve Kashaba

Troopers arrived, and Kashaba said he was one of the drivers involved, according to a citation. Kashaba was unsteady and couldn't stand straight for more than 2-3 seconds at a time. His eyes were glossy and dilated.

Troopers asked Kashaba what he had consumed, and he said he had been smoking marijuana, the citation states. Troopers administered a field-sobriety test, which Kashaba failed.

Kashaba also said he didn't have any insurance for his vehicle, the citation states, and he failed to transfer the vehicle into his name.

Troopers arrested Kashaba and took him to Baptist Health Richmond for a blood draw, so troopers had to pick up a kit from Post 7, the citation states. Kashaba then told troopers he was going to urinate in the police car.

Troopers stopped at the post to allow Kashaba to use the restroom, and as soon as Kashaba got out of the car, instead of walking inside the post as instructed, he urinated in the parking lot, the citation states. Troopers told him to stop and wait until they were inside, but Kashaba ignored them.

Kashaba was then taken to the hospital and then to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle and second-degree indecent exposure. He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.

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Madison County deputies arrested Michelle Raleigh, 49, of Greenbriar Drive, Richmond, on a Madison County indictment warrant Tuesday morning charging her with first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

Michelle Raleigh

Michelle Raleigh

Deputies arrested Raleigh on West Irvine Street, according to a citation. She was booked into the MCDC, where she remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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 actually 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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