Richmond police arrested a man for strangulation after officers were called to Turpin Drive, where a possible domestic dispute was reported Monday night.

Officers arrived and spoke with the victim, who said Clyde Carter, 35, Turpin Drive, was upset with them because they wouldn't allow him to have a key to their apartment, according to a citation.

Clyde Carter

Clyde Carter

The victim said Carter then grabbed them by their throat and pinned them against a couch, the citation states. It was hard for the victim to swallow and breathing.

Officers spoke with Carter, who admitted to grabbing the victim by their shoulder, but denied grabbing their throat. However, police spoke with a witness, who said they saw Carter with his hands around the victim's neck.

Carter was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Draven Greene, 23, Kenvir, Kentucky, for marijuana possession, first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon after officers noticed a vehicle running with its headlights on in a parking lot on North Keeneland Drive early Tuesday morning.

Draven Greene

Draven Greene

Officers had also seen the vehicle in the same spot hours earlier, so they approached the vehicle to speak with Greene, who was in the driver's seat, according to a citation. However, Greene was asleep, and it took officers several tries to wake him up.

Police then asked Greene to exit the vehicle after smelling marijuana and seeing a handgun in plain view, the citation states. Police then searched the vehicle and found a 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen, marijuana, about 1.03 pounds of suspected methamphetamine and numerous small baggies usually used for distributing drugs.

Another person in the vehicle said they knew about the marijuana, but didn't know about the methamphetamine or the handgun, the citation states. Greene said the handgun was his, and he bought it two weeks ago. He also told police that it was methamphetamine that officers found. He said he had traveled from Harlan County to a location just outside Louisville and bought it for $1,500.

Greene said he was on his way back to Harlan, the citation states. He said he uses methamphetamine and trades it for various items.

Greene was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Chester Biggs, 43, homeless, for first-degree fleeing or evading police, violating register sex offender school restrictions, carrying a concealed weapon, providing false/misleading/incomplete information for sex offender registration and providing false statement to law enforcement regarding noncompliant sex offender registration after officers tried to arrest him on a warrant for failure to comply with sex offender registration Tuesday morning.

Officers first noticed Biggs walking on the sidewalk next to the back parking lot of the Madison County Public Library, according to a citation. Police learned he was wanted on the warrant, and when officers stepped toward Biggs to detain him, Biggs ran across Fifth Street toward the back parking lot of First United Methodist Church, which has a day care inside of it.

Chester Biggs

Chester Biggs

While ignoring commands to stop, Biggs continued running, leading officers onto Church Street toward North Street, around a house and back behind First United Methodist Church before he jumped a fence and fell into the backyard of a home on North Street, the citation states. He then ran into the front yard before returning to the backyard, where he was detained.

One of the officers involved in the chase also had spoken with Biggs on June 2, and Kentucky State Police said that Biggs' residence needed to be updated on his sex offender registration, the citation states. Biggs gave an address that KSP later said was incorrect.

Biggs was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Also arrested recently was:

Ronald Courtney

Ronald Courtney

• Ronald Courtney, 38, South Killarney Drive, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession, marijuana possession, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and identity theft.

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