Kentucky State Police arrested a man for second-degree assault (domestic violence) Sunday evening after troopers learned he allegedly severely injured another person.

Nicholas Smith

Nicholas Smith

Troopers were called to Rejeanna Drive, Richmond, where it was reported a person was on the floor and couldn't get up, according to a citation. Troopers arrived, and Nicholas Smith, 21, Rejeanna Drive, was sitting outside the residence and said that another person was inside on the floor. Smith told police that the other person had tripped over a dog.

Troopers notified EMS, and the other person was taken to Baptist Health Richmond, where they told police that Smith had hurt them, the citation states. The victim said Smith and a person with special needs were about the get in a fight, and the victim stepped in to try and de-escalate the situation.

Then, Smith started yelling and striking the victim, according to the citation. The victim suffered red marks on their face, a bump on their head and a severe injury to their knee.

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

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Madison County deputies arrested William Alexander, 40, Mount View Drive, Richmond, Sunday morning on a Madison County warrant that charges him with second-degree burglary, violation of a Kentucky EPO/DVO and fourth-degree assault.

William Alexander

William Alexander

According to the warrant, on March 19, Alexander forcibly entered a residence and tried to wake up a resident by yelling at them. When they didn't wake up quickly enough, Alexander dragged the victim out of their bed, struck the victim in the face and wouldn't let them use the bathroom for about half an hour.

Alexander remained in the residence without permission and then forced them to drive him to a location on Battlefield Memorial Highway, the warrant states.

The victim also had an active domestic violence order against Alexander, according to the warrant.

He was arrested on Radford Hollow Road and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested James Harrison, 40, address unknown, Friday on an Estill County indictment warrant that charges him with public intoxication by a controlled substance, resisting arrest, second-degree criminal mischief, third-degree assault (police or probation officer) and first-degree persistent felony offender.

James Harrison

James Harrison

Harrison was taken to the MCDC. He was released from jail Saturday morning, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Lea Cope, 40, Rose Lane, Richmond, for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. (aggravating circumstances) and first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) after officers pulled over a vehicle on Estill Street in Berea Friday afternoon because of canceled registration.

Lea Cope

Lea Cope

Officers spoke with Cope, who had pinpoint pupils and bloodshot, watery eyes, according to a citation. They also noticed she had slurred speech.

Police then conducted a field-sobriety test, which Cope failed, the citation states. BPD arrested Cope and searched her vehicle after a police dog positively alerted to the presence of drugs.

Officers found a loaded syringe in the glove compartment that contained a brown substance, suspected to be heroin or methamphetamine, the citation states.

Cope was taken to the MCDC and was released from jail Saturday morning, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Karen Still, 43, Paint Lick, for second offense, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) Sunday after officers noticed her walking on East Main Street and knew she was wanted on warrants for nonpayment.

Karen Still

Karen Still

After officers detained Still, she said she had syringes in her backpack, but didn't know if she had anything on her person, according to a citation. Police searched Still and found a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine in her bra.

Still was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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