Richmond police arrested a man on an indictment warrant Monday that charges him with attempted murder (domestic violence), two counts of second-degree assault (domestic violence) and fourth-degree assault (domestic violence).

According to a previous Register article, on April 15, Shawn Workman, 33, Spurlin Mobile Home Park, Richmond, was first arrested on one count of second-degree assault (domestic violence) after officers were called to the mobile home park after a fight was reported.

Shawn Workman

Shawn Workman

The victim said that Workman was intoxicated, had held the victim down on the couch, smothered them with a pillow and said they "only had a few seconds to die," according to a citation. The victim said they weren't able to breathe while Workman held his entire weight and the pillow over the victim's face.

The victim also said Workman struck them in their face and chest with his elbow and scratched their arms, the first citation states. The victim had visible injuries to their arms, chest and face.

Workman admitted to drinking, but wouldn't say how much alcohol he drank, the first citation states. He said the last thing he remembered was the victim moving toward him, and he denied any physical assault.

Workman 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 Kristy Whitaker, 25, Spurlin Trailer Court, for controlled substance trafficking (heroin), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more, methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (cocaine), third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers pulled over a vehicle in which the driver failed to use a turn signal late Monday night.

Kristy Whitaker

Kristy Whitaker

Officers asked to search the vehicle, and the driver gave them permission, according to a citation. Officers also searched a purse Whitaker was holding and found numerous unused plastic baggies, several unused syringes, a scale with residue on it and one used syringe, along with cash.

Officers also found more cash underneath the seat Whitaker was using, the citation states. Police asked Whitaker where she works, and she said she's a babysitter.

Because of the items officers found in Whitaker's purse, they suspected she had drugs hidden on her, the citation states. Officers also suspected her of trafficking drugs, but she said she didn't have any drugs on her.

Officers then told Whitaker that if she went to the MCDC and didn't admit to concealing drugs, she would be charged with additional felonies, the citation states. Whitaker, after being asked again if she had drugs, said methamphetamine was inside her.

Whitaker said she used methamphetamine for years, got arrested for trafficking methamphetamine and was clean for almost a year and a half, but had recently relapsed, the citation states. Officers asked Whitaker if she ever sold drugs, and she said she did when she had extra.

Whitaker was taken to the MCDC, and during a search, a deputy jailer found the following inside her person: a folded piece of paper containing about 0.56 grams of suspected cocaine, seven halves of pills identified as Xanax, two baggies of suspected heroin weighing 0.33 grams and 0.37 grams and about 7.65 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, the citation states. Whitaker said she sells the heroin for $20 per baggie. She said the cocaine and Xanax were for personal use.

Whitaker remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Jim Rhorer, 36, Timothy Way, for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon Monday afternoon after officers noticed him walking on North Third Street toward Turpin Drive.

Jim Rhorer

Jim Rhorer

Officers learned he was wanted on a warrant for contempt of court and turned their patrol vehicle around to speak with him, but they couldn't find him, according to a citation. Other officers said they previously interacted with Rhorer at an address on Sizemore Drive, where Chad Chase, 43, Sizemore Drive, answered the door.

Chase said he believed Rhorer was inside and allowed officers to enter the residence, the citation states. While they were inside the apartment, they saw drug paraphernalia inside a room that also had a bag containing suspected methamphetamine on top of a bed.

Chad Chase

Chad Chase

Officers also found Rhorer in a closet, trying to hide from police, the citation states. Additionally, police found a pistol inside the closet in a bag, and Rhorer said it belonged to him.

Both Rhorer and Chase were taken to the MCDC, where they remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records. Chase is charged with first-degree controlled substance possession.

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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