Madison County deputies arrested Dallas Clifford, 46, Mount Vernon, Saturday on Kentucky River Road on seven charges after they pulled him over, and he allegedly drove away.
Deputies were patrolling the area of Jacks Creek and Kentucky River roads when they first pulled over Clifford, who gave deputies his license and proof of insurance, according to a citation. A passenger in the vehicle, Shonda Bradley, 42, Mount Vernon, initially gave deputies someone else's name and Social Security number, according to a second citation.
While deputies were checking the information in their police car, Clifford started the vehicle and drove off on Jacks Creek Road.
Deputies pursued Clifford and saw him drive into the opposing lane of travel multiple times before he turned onto Kentucky River Road, the first citation states. He also drove off the road to pass two other vehicles that were backing into a driveway, and then drove back onto the road.
As he was fleeing from deputies, Clifford rammed a farm gate that was closed and locked, the first citation states. His vehicle then became stuck in the mud, and Bradley threw a methamphetamine pipe out a window, according to the second citation.
Deputies exited their vehicle and ordered Clifford to get out of his, as well, but he refused, the first citation states. Deputies grabbed Clifford by his arm and pulled him from his vehicle. They told him to get on the ground, and he wouldn't.
Deputies then forced Clifford onto the ground and had to forcefully handcuff him as well, according to the citation.
Clifford and Bradley were taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with reckless driving, first-degree fleeing or evading police, speeding more than 20 mph over the limit, first-degree wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief, resisting arrest and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.
While at the jail, deputy jailers searched Bradley and found a bag of suspected methamphetamine, the second citation states. She was charged with buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree promoting contraband and identity theft. She also remained in jail Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Melissa Hunter, 42, Douglas Court, Richmond, and Levon McQueen, 22, Detroit, Michigan, for trafficking drugs after an officer served a search warrant at a residence on East Irvine Street early Monday morning.
Officers knocked on the door and announced their presence, according to a citation. After an amount of time with no response, they entered the residence and detained Hunter and McQueen.
During the search, officers found two baggies behind a stove, one of which contained about 20 grams of suspected methamphetamine and one that contained about 6.5 grams of suspected heroin, the citation states. They also found a scale in a cabinet and a handgun underneath McQueen's mattress.
Both Hunter and McQueen denied possessing methamphetamine and heroin, the citation states.
Officers also searched Hunter's purse and found more suspected methamphetamine and some marijuana, according to the citation. Hunter and McQueen were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
Hunter and McQueen are both charged with first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) and controlled substance trafficking (heroin) and buying/possessing paraphernalia. Hunter is also charged with marijuana possession.
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Richmond police arrested Marvin Mullins, 43, Lexington, Sunday morning for driving on a DUI suspended license, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, failure of owner to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams of methamphetamine or more), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (4 grams ore less of cocaine), controlled substance trafficking (heroin) and marijuana possession.
Officers noticed Mullins driving on Turpin Drive after running his license plate, which returned with a notice to verify proof of insurance, according to a citation. When officers pulled over Mullins and talked with him, he said he didn't have insurance on the vehicle. Police also learned his license was suspended.
Officers arrested and searched Mullins, the citation states, and they found a baggie with suspected heroin, two baggies with one containing suspected cocaine and a baggie containing suspected methamphetamine.
Police then searched the vehicle and found a napkin with a white powder inside, which Mullins said was baking soda that he uses to cut drugs with, which indicates trafficking, the citation states. Officers additionally found two marijuana roaches, a digital scale, marijuana and a glass marijuana pipe.
Mullins was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Marcus Childers, 24, Red House Road, Richmond, Sunday for second offense first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), second-degree disorderly conduct and second-degree attempted burglary after officers were called to a possible burglary on Kristin Drive.
The caller told officers the suspect, a male wearing no shirt, a hat and blue jean shorts, was walking toward D and G Food Mart, and officers were able to find him based on that description, according to a citation. Police found him beside the food mart, and he was carrying a basket with several items inside.
Officers were able to identify him as Childers, and when speaking with police, he was sweating, had constricted pupils and couldn't stay still. He said he was in an argument with a family member and was sweating because he ran from Kristen Drive.
Officers then spoke with the residents of the home Childers had allegedly tried to break into, and the multiple people said Childers had been kicking their door, stating he was "going to whoop someone," the citation states. One of them also said Childers was high at the time.
Police noticed the door had visible damage, and one of the residents said Childers kicked the door so hard that the door handles came off, and the wood on the door was broken, the citation states.
Childers denied kicking the door and said it was open when he arrived at the residence, the citation states. He said he never tried to break into the home.
Officers searched Childers and found a baggie with residue, several cut straws with residue, a broken glass pipe, 0.3 grams of suspected heroin and 0.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine, according to the citation. Childers said the drugs belonged to someone else, and he had no idea they were in his lunch box.
Childers was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Vincent Curtis, 42, Turpin Drive, early Monday morning for rear license not illuminated, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and marijuana possession after officers pulled over a vehicle he was driving in the area of Robert R. Martin Bypass and Red House Road.
When officers approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana and asked Curtis to exit the vehicle, according to a citation. Officers then searched the vehicle and found about 5 grams of suspected methamphetamine, about 2 grams of suspected marijuana and a hypodermic needle. Curtis admitted the methamphetamine was his, the citation states.
He was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Madison County deputies arrested Jerry Gray, 55, Battlefield Memorial Highway, Berea, for careless driving, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a defaced firearm after after he pulled out in front of a deputy who was driving on Battlefield Memorial Highway Sunday night.
The deputy had to apply their brakes to avoid a collision, according to a citation. Deputies pulled over the vehicle, and Gray said he didn't see the police vehicle coming around the curve.
The deputy then asked to search Gray's vehicle, and Gray agreed, the citation states. The deputy found a 9mm handgun under the driver seat with a defaced serial number.
Gray was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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