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Richmond police arrested a man for fourth-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree unlawful imprisonment and first-degree strangulation Tuesday afternoon after officers responded to a domestic violence call on South Keeneland Drive.

Jordan Blasdell

Jordan Blasdell

When officers arrived, they spoke with the victim, according to a citation. The victim said she got into an argument with Jordan Blasdell, 31, South Keeneland Drive, and he began strangling her.

The victim said it was difficult to breathe and she was afraid of becoming unconscious, the citation states. The victim broke free by kicking Blasdell, but he wouldn't let the victim leave the room.

The victim pushed him to the side and went downstairs, where Blasdell caught up and again put his hands on the victim's throat. When he realized that a minor was watching, he let the victim go, the citation states.

The victim then went outside to a vehicle, and Blasdell caught up again, grabbed her right arm and threatened to break it, the citation states. The victim said Blasdell bent her arm, which was sore. He also broke the victim's phone before fleeing the area.

Two witnesses told police the same thing the victim said, the citation states.

Officers were able to find Blasdell and bring him back to the area, the citation states.

Blasdell 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 Merrill Lainhart, 32, McKee, for second-degree assault after officers were called to Save A Lot, where it was reported there was fighting and yelling in the back of a vehicle in the parking lot Tuesday evening.

Merrill Lainhart

Merrill Lainhart

When officers arrived, witnesses said they saw Lainhart holding another person down by her neck and not letting the victim up, according to a citation. Witnesses said they also saw Lainhart hit the victim at least 30 times before he started to choke the victim.

Officers spoke with Lainhart, who admitted to fighting the victim, but said it wasn't physical, the citation states. The victim, at first, also said the fight wasn't physical, but later told police that Lainhart did put his hands on them.

Lainhart was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Madison County deputies arrested Marsha Stidham, Blue Lick Road, Berea, for second-degree assault after deputies went to a business to serve an emergency protective order on a different employee Tuesday afternoon.

Marsha Stidham

Marsha Stidham

When deputies arrived, that employee explained he was shocked to get the EPO after he had been assaulted, according to a citation. The victim said he had surgery on their shoulder on Oct. 4, and the following day, while he was recovering, he woke up to Stidham punching his face, which knocked him to the ground.

The victim said Stidham then began kicking the victim's chest and the shoulder that had just undergone surgery while Stidham was wearing steel-toed boots, the citation states.

Stidham, who is also an employee at the business, was present when deputies arrived, the citation states. She said she was defending herself, and that the victim attacked her first. She admitted to shoving the victim, punching the victim and kicking the victim.

Stidham was taken to the MCDC where she remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Madison County deputies arrested Quanisha Ballard, 26, Richmond Green Drive, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 4 grams of cocaine), first-degree promoting contraband and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) after they saw her walking into the waiting area of the back of the detention center with a pair of shoes Tuesday night.

Quanisha Ballard

Quanisha Ballard

Deputies had received a tip on Saturday that there would be narcotics concealed in the shoes, according to a citation. Police detained Ballard and searched the shoes.

Deputies found a plastic bag with suspected cocaine, according to the citation. Ballard was trying to drop the shoes off to an inmate inside the jail. As she was being searched to be booked into the jail, jail staff also found a bag of suspected methamphetamine.

Ballard remained in jail as of Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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The following were also arrested recently:

Kimberly Coomer

Kimberly Coomer

• Kimberly Coomer, 47, Aqueduct Drive, Richmond, fraudulent use of a credit card (more than $500, but less than $10,000).

Nathan Waters

Nathan Waters

• Nathan Waters, 27, South Killarney Drive, Richmond, second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device and contempt of court.

Leanna Campbell

Leanna Campbell

• Leanna Campbell, 34, Davenport Drive, Richmond, theft of services, first-degree controlled substance possession (cocaine), buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, first-degree controlled substance possession, first-degree bail jumping and failure to appear.

Jennifer Golden

Jennifer Golden

• Jennifer Golden, 37, North Street, Richmond, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin), illegal possession of a legend drug and possession of an open container in a motor vehicle.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young

• Sarah Young, 29, Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), tampering with physical evidence, second-degree disorderly conduct and third-degree terroristic threatening.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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