Probation and Parole arrested a Louisville man on a Madison County warrant last Tuesday that charges him with two counts of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to induce a minor to engage in sexual activities.

Gerald Wells

Gerald Wells

According to the warrant, between April 2 and May 1, Gerald Wells, 43, solicited sexually explicit videos from a 16-year-old in Madison County. He contacted the victim through emails and phone calls on at least two separate occasions.

Wells was arrested in Louisville and was taken to the Madison County Detention Center Friday afternoon, according to online jail records. He remained in jail Monday afternoon.

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Richmond police arrested Michael Tackett, 27, Bonanza Road, Richmond, for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, disregarding a stop sign and operating on a suspended or revoked license Friday afternoon after officers pulled him over for allegedly not completely stopping at a stop sign.

Michael Tackett

Michael Tackett

Officers spoke with Tackett, who said he didn't have a valid license and seemed to be nervous, according to a citation.

Police asked Tackett, who is a convicted felon, to exit the vehicle and asked him if there were any weapons inside the vehicle, the citation states. Tackett said he didn't know of weapons in the vehicle, stating that it didn't belong to him.

However, in plain view, officers saw a handgun on the back passenger floorboard, the citation states. It was loaded with five rounds, and police found more rounds in a cigarette pack in the center console.

Tackett was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Louisville police arrested Jacob Williamson, 43, Louisville, on a Madison County warrant May 3 that charges him with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Jacob Williamson

Jacob Williamson

According to the warrant, on Sept. 28, Williamson had a check made to himself from a business in the amount of $2,458.78. Officers then learned the check was a bogus check that the business's owner didn't write.

Williamson was arrested in Louisville and was taken to the MCDC Friday afternoon, according to online jail records. He remained in jail Monday afternoon.

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Madison County deputies arrested Danny Britt, 49, Boone Way, Richmond, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., possession of an alcoholic beverage container and first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) Friday evening after they were called to Bogie Mill Road in regards to a potential medical emergency.

Danny Britt

Danny Britt

When deputies arrived, they saw a van sitting halfway in the road on the opposite side of the road, according to a citation. The driver, later identified as Britt, was slumped over the steering wheel when the caller reported the incident.

The caller went to the vehicle, which was still in drive with the engine running, and put it in park before calling for help, the citation states. When the caller returned to the vehicle, Britt was standing outside of it.

Deputies spoke with Britt, who had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol, the citation states. He said he had drank a few beers before driving home. Inside the vehicle, deputies noticed several open beer cans and white pills in a bag.

Britt was taken to the hospital before he was booked into the MCDC. He as released Saturday morning, according to online jail records.

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