Richmond police arrested a man Tuesday night for second-degree attempted burglary and first-degree fleeing or evading police (on foot) after officers were called to a possible burglary-in-progress.

When officers arrived, they were told Jeff King, 41, Sandgap, had fled the area, according to a citation. Police were then flagged down by witnesses, who said King had run past them in the direction of a tree line.

Jeff King

Jeff King

Officers noticed movement at a creek at the bottom of a very steep embankment, the citation states. They found King fleeing and told him to stop, but he continued to run away until "he became entangled in a barbed wire fence."

Officers detained King and spoke with the victim, who said King knocked on their door and asked for a phone, the citation states. The victim said they asked King if he needed police or EMS, and he responded by saying, "I just need to get out of sight."

King then crouched down on the victim's front porch while the victim went inside to grab their phone for him to use and closed the door behind them when they went inside, the citation states. The victim then saw out of their peripheral that King got up and walked toward the door, forcing entry inside the residence.

The victim told him he couldn't come inside, but he still tried to force his way into the home, the citation states. The victim said their pet dog then jumped on the door, shutting it. The victim was then able to lock the door and saw King run away.

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

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Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Also arrested recently was:

• Nathan Jones, 25, Scruggs Street, Berea, first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), second-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.

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