Madison County deputies arrested Lexington man Friday on Fayette County warrants that charge him with second-degree assault (domestic violence) and second-degree unlawful imprisonment.
The warrants stem from the same incident and state that on July 2, Lexington officers were called to meet with a person in regards to their friend being held against their will. As officers were on their way to the scene, the person who called police was able to pick up the victim and meet with police.
The victim said they had been arguing with Michael Brenston, 35, all day after he had taken items of the victim's, the warrants state. The victim said that around 6 a.m. on July 1, Brenston went into their bedroom and dumped cold water on their head, began arguing with them, grabbed the victim by their throat and choked them. He then left to go to work for the day.
However, the victim said the two continued arguing throughout the day, and when he returned from work around midnight, the argument was still continuing, the warrants state. The victim went to take a shower, and when they were done, Brenston entered the bathroom, locked the door and began arguing.
The victim said they felt like they couldn't leave because of Brenston's size and because the door was locked, the warrants state. The victim said they were stuck in the bathroom with Brenston for what they thought was an hour before he let the victim out. Brenston then left the apartment.
Brenston was taken to the Madison County Detention Center and was released Saturday afternoon, according to online jail records. He was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
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Also arrested recently were:
• Christopher Tillery, 49, Middlesboro, theft by deception ($10,000 or more) and theft by unlawful taking ($10,000 or more).
• Danielle Norman, 38, North Keeneland Drive, Richmond, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin). She was also arrested on a warrant for failure to appear.
• Brittany Centers, 31, Red Lick Road, Berea, no registration plates, no registration receipt, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and license to be in possession.
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