Madison County deputies arrested a man on a warrant Thursday afternoon that charges him with first-degree strangulation and first-degree criminal abuse.

According to the warrant, between Aug. 1, 2018, and Feb. 11, 2020, Andre Morrison, 53, Tremont Drive, Berea, criminally abused a juvenile.

The investigation started when deputies were called to one of the elementary schools in reference to abuse, the warrant states. The victim had gone to school with a bloody nose and bruises.

The child told deputies Morrison had struck their face, back, both arms, both legs and chest because they weren't getting dressed quickly enough, according to the warrant. During an interview, the child said they had been being beat since August 2018.

The child also said that about a month ago, Morrison tried to get the child in some sort of hold in their neck area, strangling the child, the warrant states.

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

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Richmond police arrested James Davis, 49, Locust Street, Richmond, for first-degree strangulation and fourth-degree assault Thursday after officers were called to a domestic dispute.

Officers arrived and spoke to the victim, who said Davis began to argue with them, according to a citation. During the argument, Davis struck the victim's head with his fist.

The victim also told officers that Davis used his left hand to strangle them and pin them against a cabinet in a residence and squeezed their throat three times for about 10 seconds each time, the citation states.

Davis then left the residence, and the victim closed the screen door, the citation states. Davis then kicked the glass, breaking it, and also struck the victim's left rib cage.

Davis was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records. He was also arrested on warrants that charge him with theft by unlawful taking (less than $500) and failure to appear.

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The following were also arrested recently:

• Samir Isakagic, 23, Lexington, alcohol intoxication in a public place and obstructing emergency responder violations.

• Rita Watson, 52, Waco Loop Road, Waco, first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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