Berea police arrested a man on a warrant Saturday that charges him with first-degree strangulation, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), third-degree criminal mischief and third-degree terroristic threatening.
According to the warrant, on Jan. 20, Cory Rhorer, 30, Castle Drive, Berea, went to the victim's home and followed them into a kitchen while they were trying to avoid confrontation.
Rhorer then became angry and ripped drawers out of a hutch, the warrant states, so the victim went to the bathroom of the home to get away from him and to contact friends. Rhorer tried to grab the victim and take their phone.
Rhorer also told the victim that if police were called, he would "give police a reason to be there, and he wanted to hit (the victim) really bad," the warrant states. The victim pushed their way out of the bathroom, and Rhorer choked them from behind, took them to the floor and wrapped his arms around their neck.
The victim was released from the chokehold and ran to a bedroom, according to the warrant. As they tried to lock the door, Rhorer busted through it, removing it from its hinges and frame. As the door fell, it struck a child's head.
The victim's friends arrived and convinced Rhorer to leave.
He was arrested on Whipporwill Drive and was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Madison County sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Foster, 25, Greens Crossing Road, Richmond, on a warrant that charges him with second-degree burglary, harassing communications and third-degree criminal mischief.
According to the warrant, on March 7 Eastern Kentucky University police were called to Scholar House because of a reported burglary. When police arrived, the victim said as they pulled into the parking lot, their neighbor told them Foster was in their apartment.
The victim said Foster didn't have access to their apartment, and after they were informed Foster was there, they had a family member check the apartment, the warrant states. The family member found Foster on the floor of a bedroom closet, and the family member escorted Foster out of the apartment, and he walked away.
Police searched the apartment and found a broken window screen in a bedroom, the warrant states.
As officers were talking with the victim, Foster called them multiple times, and with the victim's permission, police tried to talk with him during one of the calls. Foster then asked the officers if he would "promise to take him to jail," the warrant states. Foster said he would meet police at a gas station in 15 minutes, but he didn't show up at the gas station.
Police called him, and Foster said he wouldn't be meeting with police, the warrant states. Later, officers spoke with the victim again, who said Foster texted them saying he was inside the apartment again.
Officers checked the apartment and didn't find him, according to the warrant. He then texted the victim that he wasn't at the apartment and was instead walking from Greens Crossing, though officers couldn't find him.
Foster was arrested on Sunday and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Dale Wilder, 52, Keystone Drive, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), two counts of first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), two counts of third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), marijuana possession and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers saw him sitting in the driver seat on North Killarney Lane, which officers know as a drug trafficking and prostitution area.
Officers frequently patrol the area and didn't recognize the vehicle, leading them to believe that Wilder doesn't live in the area, according to a citation. Police spoke with him, and he consented to a search of his person and the vehicle.
Officers learned he was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear, and they found about 5.15 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 0.06 grams of suspected heroin in his pocket, the citation states.
In the vehicle, police found a glass pipe with white residue, a torch lighter, marijuana, part of an acetaminophen and oxycodone hydrochloride pill, 11 empty bags, a scale with residue, more suspected crystal methamphetamine, two cut straws, a pill identified as acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate, another pill identified as gabapentin and two pills identified as diazepam.
Wilder told police he has given and sold drugs before, and a witness was found with watches, which are commonly traded for drugs, according to the citation.
Wilder was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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The following were also arrested recently:
• Nicholas Davis, 30, homeless, second-degree burglary (Hardin County warrant).
• Warren McKinney, 45, Walter Lane, Waco, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and theft by deception (less than $500).
• Leon Benson, 35, Commerce Drive, Richmond, giving officers false identifying information, second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree escape, failure to appear, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and second-degree escape.
• Bryan Beagle, 35, Bradbury Pointe Drive, Richmond, failure to or improper signal, operating a vehicle with expired operator's license, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) and second-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified).
• Cristen Smith, 40, Berea Road, Richmond, theft by unlawful taking (less than $500), fleeing on foot, resisting arrest, marijuana possession, failure to appear, controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and first-degree promoting contraband.
• Jenny Rogg, 32, South Porter Drive, Richmond, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin).
• Adam Burns, 20, South Collins Street, Richmond, leaving the scene of an accident (failure to render aid or assistance), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), instructional permit violations and receiving stolen property (less than $500).
• Corey Lowery, 20, Rosedale Avenue, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and probation violation.
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