Richmond police arrested a man for second-degree assault (domestic violence), first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree unlawful imprisonment after officers were called to Lowell Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Officers arrived and spoke with a person who had bruises and marks around their neck, shoulder and upper chest, according to a citation. They said Mark Hawley, 43, Lowell Avenue, Richmond, began arguing with them because he was unemployed and his van was broken.

During the argument, Hawley shoved the victim to the ground and began choking them, cutting off their airway, the citation states. He also placed a hand over their mouth. Hawley told the victim multiple times he was going to kill them, and the victim told officers they were unable to breathe and thought they were going to die.

Mark Hawley

Mark Hawley

Also during the struggle, Hawley blocked the doorways of the residence so the victim couldn't leave, the citation states. He also took the victim's cell phone so they couldn't call for help.

Madison County EMS was called to the scene, and the victim had difficulty moving her neck for photographs without experiencing extreme pain, according to the citation.

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

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Richmond police arrested three people for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) after officers were called to Big Hill Avenue Wednesday afternoon in regards to a drug complaint.

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

April Stamper

April Stamper

Police arrived and spoke with Christopher Golden, 35, unknown address, April Stamper, 43, Charlie Norris, Richmond, and Michael Evans, 33, unknown address, all of whom appeared nervous, according to a citation.

Michael Evans

Michael Evans

Stamper gave police permission to search her vehicle, and officers found a baggie containing 5-6 grams of suspected methamphetamine behind the driver's seat, the citation states. Stamper told officers she didn't know about any drugs in the vehicle or about the bag police found. She later said she saw Golden put something behind her seat just before officers spoke with her. She also said she had seen drugs in Golden's lap.

Golden told officers he didn't know about any drugs, the citation states. He later said he found a bag with salt in in it in someone's driveway and wanted to get rid of it so the kids wouldn't get into it. He then said the drugs belonged to Evans, but that they weren't real drugs.

Evans was also arrested, and he told police he would be combative, the citation states. Evans was placed in the same police car as Golden and tried to head butt him.

After the head butt attempt, Golden told police the drugs were his and the other two had nothing to do with it, the citation states. However, officers weren't able to determine who the suspected methamphetamine belonged to, and all three had access to it.

All three were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. Evans was also charged with menacing.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Darrium Woodall, 26, Decatur, Georgia, and Daquan Dabney, 21, Atlanta, Georgia, after troopers pulled over a Dodge Caravan that was going slowly in the middle lane of Interstate 75 North Wednesday morning.

Darrium Woodall

Darrium Woodall

Troopers caught up with the vehicle and noticed the driver, who was later identified as Woodall, swerving back and forth, unable to maintain the lane, according to a citation.

Troopers pulled over the Caravan, which was a rental, suspicious of the driver being intoxicated or fatigued, the citation states. While talking with Woodall, troopers could smell marijuana. Woodall also couldn't provide police with a rental agreement, and police learned his license was suspended.

Troopers also noticed Dabney, who was a passenger, lying down in the third row of the vehicle, the citation states.

Daquan Dabney

Daquan Dabney

Woodall was asked to exit the vehicle and walk to troopers, who arrested him on a warrant for contempt of court, the citation states. Troopers searched him and found a small amount of marijuana in his pants.

Troopers then spoke with Dabney, who said the two were on their way to Ohio, the citation states. Police called a police dog to the vehicle, and the dog indicated the presence of narcotic odor coming from the Caravan.

Troopers searched it and found two envelopes containing 59 counterfeit payroll checks. One of them also contained $52,369.43 and the other also contained $42,652.58, according to the citation.

Both Woodall and Dabney were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. Both are charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, and Woodall was also charged with marijuana possession and C.D.L. (operating vehicle while suspended).

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Richmond police arrested Regina Banks, 50, Berea Road, Richmond, on a Madison County warrant that charges her with theft by unlawful taking ($500 or more, but less than $10,000) as well as on a charge of receiving stolen property ($10,000 or more) after officers pulled over a vehicle for disregarding a stop sign Wednesday night.

Regina Banks

Regina Banks

After pulling over the vehicle, officers learned it was reported as stolen out of Lexington on May 29, according to a citation. Banks, who was a passenger, was arrested on the warrant, and told police she had rented the vehicle about a month ago, but had extended the rental.

According to the warrant, which is unrelated to the stolen vehicle charge, from May 4 to May 7, Banks contacted a person about renting a trailer. She signed a contract to pay $35 for one day, but as of May 20, she had not returned the trailer.

The victim tried contacting Banks multiple times with limited success, the warrant states.

Banks was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Billy Brinegar, 34, Big Hill Avenue, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after executing a search warrant at his apartment Wednesday night.

Billy Brinegar

Billy Brinegar

Inside the home, officers found a small amount of suspected heroin in a bag, used needles, used syringes and a baggie with a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, according to a citation.

Brinegar said the heroin was his, and it was for personal use only, the citation states. He was also arrested on a warrant for theft by unlawful taking (less than $500) and contempt of court.

He was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Michael Whitt, 51, Livingston, Kentucky, for first-degree controlled substance possession after officers pulled over a vehicle for having off-road lights turned on, as they were dangerous for oncoming motorists, early Thursday morning.

Whitt, a passenger in the vehicle, was found to be wanted on an indictment warrant out of Laurel County and was arrested, according to a citation.

Before he was taken to the MCDC, officers searched him and found about 3.38 grams of suspected methamphetamine, the citation states. He told police that a woman he just visited slipped the methamphetamine into his pocket.

Michael Whitt

Michael Whitt

Whitt remained in jail Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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