Richmond police arrested a man for first-degree robbery after an officer was contacted by emergency room security at Baptist Health Richmond Hospital early Thursday morning in regards to a new patient who had been assaulted.
Officers spoke with the patient, who had bruises on their neck, a swollen and cut eye, according to a citation. They said they had been assaulted by a man in Dixie Plaza.
The patient said that earlier in the night, they gave their significant other a ride to another person's (Witness 1) house, the citation states. The victim said that later, he was contacted by another person (Witness 2), who wanted to meet them in the area of Dixie Plaza.
The victim said they were hesitant to meet Witness 2, but eventually decided to do so, the citation states. When they arrived at Dixie Plaza, they were grabbed by Kenan Hill, 23, Dixie Plaza, Richmond. Hill had placed the victim in a head lock and began assaulting them.
The victim also noticed Witness 1 was there, the citation states, and they tried to plead with Witness 1. The victim said Hill then grabbed a razor knife from the victim's pocket and stood up, opened the knife and pointed it in the victim's direction while making threats.
The victim told officers that Hill told them "'not to try anything or I'll cut you,'" the citation states. The victim said they laid on the ground for a while before getting up and driving to the hospital.
Police then went to Hill's address, detained him and spoke with Witness 1, the citation states. Witness 1 confirmed that another person messaged the victim to go to Dixie Plaza in an attempt to set the victim up.
Witness 1 said Hill was angry with the victim because the victim had accidentally spun gravel in Witness 1's driveway when they dropped off their significant other, the citation states. Witness 1 told police Hill assaulted the victim when the victim arrived at Dixie Plaza and confirmed that Hill took the victim's knife.
Officers then spoke with Hill, who admitted to taking the knife and said it would be in his vehicle, according to the citation. Officers later found it in plain view inside the vehicle.
Hill also admitted to placing the victim in a headlock and striking the victim in their shoulder, neck and the side of their head, the citation states. He admitted to threatening the victim with the knife, as well, after hearing the victim pleading to speak with Witness 1.
Hill said he then let Witness 1 and the victim speak before he walked up the street with the victim's knife, the citation states. He told officer's he was mad that the victim possibly disrespected Witness 1 at their own home.
Hill was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. He was also arrested on a Madison County warrant that charges him with fourth-degree assault.
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Also arrested recently was:
• Theresa Lynch, 41, Saddlebrook Drive, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin).
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