Richmond police arrested a man on two counts of kidnapping an adult and marijuana possession after officers were called to Waffle House because of a reported disturbance early Wednesday morning.
The caller reported there was a man, later identified as Patrick Garrett, 32, unknown address, in an argument with two people and he was yelling at one of them to get back in a truck, according to a citation. The caller heard the person he was yelling at say, "Don't shoot me."
When officers arrived, they spoke with one of the two people whom Garrett was yelling at, the citation states. The victim appeared to be nervous around Garrett.
Officers separated Garrett and the victim, and the victim said Garrett had been holding them and the other person Garrett was yelling at against their wills, the citation states. The victim also said Garrett had threatened to kill both of them multiple times with a gun, but they hadn't seen any gun.
However, the victim said Garrett pulled a knife out multiple times and used that to threaten both of them, pointing it in their direction, according to the citation. The victim said Garrett was trying to get one of the two victims to pull money out of their bank account.
Officers talked with Garrett, who first said he didn't know either of the victims, the citation states. He said that he was homeless and was picked up on the side of the road by one of them. He said he was trying to get back to Detroit, Michigan.
Police also saw that Garrett had marijuana, rolled up, sitting on Garrett's ear, the citation states. Officers additionally found a black pocket knife on Garrett.
As officers continued to talk with Garrett, he changed his story of events as to what happened with the victims, the citation states. He later said he has known the two victims for about a week, but he denied threatening the two.
Police spoke with the other victim, who told officers the same information the first victim said, the citation states. Officers also spoke with multiple witnesses who said they heard Garrett threatening both victims with violence if he didn't get money from them.
Garrett was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Berea police arrested Jordan Swinney, 22, Mount Vernon, for failure to or improper signal, operating on a suspended or revoked operator's license, no registration plates, no registration receipt, receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) and display of illegal/altered registration plate Tuesday evening after pulling him over for failing to use a turn signal.
When officers talked to Swinney, they learned his license was suspended and that the registration plate on the vehicle was for a different vehicle, according to a citation. The vehicle it was registered to had been junked and its owner kept the plate on their porch.
The plate's owner continued to say Swinney slept in the vehicle he was driving in their driveway, the citation states. Police then looked into the VIN of the vehicle Swinney was driving, and officers learned the vehicle was stolen out of London.
Swinney was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Jeremy Cain, 40, Robinson Terrace Road, Richmond, for theft by unlawful taking (auto, $500 or more, but less than $10,000) Tuesday afternoon after officers were called to a business earlier in the day following a complaint of vehicle theft.
When officers arrived, they spoke with the store manager, who said Cain had been fired from his job at the business, according to a citation. The manager told Cain to turn in the company vehicle and surrender the keys, but Cain fled with the company car, valued at $2,000, refusing to return it.
Police later found the vehicle on Robinson Terrace Road, where Cain was reportedly staying, the citation states. Officers were at his residence to arrest him on a warrant for failure to appear initially, but while searching him, they found the stolen keys to the vehicle.
Cain was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested April Sparks, 28, Smith Village, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance (methamphetamine) and tampering with physical evidence after officers were called to Smith Village Tuesday night to follow up on a case involving a drug overdose and warrant services.
Officers arrived and found Sparks, who they confirmed was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear, according to a citation. Police searched her before arresting her, and she handed over a chunk of gravel heroin weighing about 0.3 grams.
Officers then searched Sparks' bag and found a syringe with a brown liquid that she said was methamphetamine, along with other syringes and a spoon with residue.
Before this interaction, officers had been called to an overdose at a different location where Sparks had been, as well, the citation states. She admitted to fleeing the scene with drugs and paraphernalia that were a part of the investigation.
Sparks was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested David Nester, 47, South Third Street, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance (methamphetamine) after they went to South Third Street to arrest another person on a warrant Wednesday morning.
When officers arrived, they found Nester outside the other person's residence and learned he was wanted on a warrant for failure to appear, according to a citation.
Police searched Nester, and they found a baggie with a crystallized substance and a syringe in his pocket, the citation states.
Nester was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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