Richmond police arrested a man for allegedly trafficking more than 170 grams of suspected marijuana after officers saw him walking on East Main Street Friday afternoon with a backpack.

Daniel Diles

Daniel Diles

Officers knew the man as Daniel Diles, 33, Laurel Street, Richmond, and knew he was wanted on a warrant, according to a citation. Officers lost sight of him for a moment when he walked behind a building, and when they saw him shortly thereafter, he didn't have a backpack.

Officers then detained Diles and found the backpack on the steps of an apartment connected to the building, the citation states. They asked Diles if the backpack was his, and he said no. Officers searched the backpack and found about 174 grams of a green, leafy substance, suspected to be marijuana, in a Tupperware container. Diles eventually said the backpack and marijuana were his.

Diles was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is charged with marijuana trafficking (less than 8 ounces) and tampering with physical evidence.

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Lebanon police arrested Christamadeo Towai, 25, Lebanon, Ky., on a Madison County warrant Sunday that charges him with second-degree assault.

Christamadeo Towai

Christamadeo Towai

According to the warrant, on Sept. 8, Towai went to an apartment in Madison County and was acting strangely. The resident of the apartment said Towai was talking about fighting and killing.

The resident asked Towai to leave several times, according to the warrant, but he wouldn't leave and kept insisting that the resident fight him. The victim went outside to give Towai some space, and when they went back inside, Towai was holding knives and threatening to kill the victim.

The victim went outside to get away, and Towai followed them and punched them in their left eye, the warrant states. Towai then got the victim in a headlock and punched them two or three more times.

Towai then used his knee to strike the victim in their eye, according to the warrant. The victim suffered broken orbital bones and broken bones in their sinus cavity.

Towai was arrested in Marion County and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Madison County deputies arrested Kevin Biggs, 33, Walter Lane, Waco, on a Madison County warrant Saturday that charges him with second-degree burglary.

Kevin Biggs

Kevin Biggs

According to the warrant, on April 30, Biggs used a blunt object to bust open the door of a residence. The resident said they were afraid Biggs was going to kill them, and Biggs began arguing with another resident, whom he also threatened to assault.

Before police arrived, Biggs fled the scene, the warrant states.

Biggs was arrested on Irvine Road and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records. He was also arrested on a warrant for theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).

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Madison County deputies arrested Brandy Horn, 43, Lake Ridge Drive, Richmond, on an Estill County indictment warrant that charges her with criminal possession of a forged prescription and forgery of a prescription.

Brandy Horn

Brandy Horn

She was also arrested on two warrants for failure to appear.

Horn was arrested at her home and was taken to the MCDC on Friday. She was released from jail Sunday night, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Brenda Akers, 60, Liberty Avenue, Berea, for improper equipment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, drugs, etc., prescription controlled substance not properly contained, third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and illegal possession of a legend drug after officers noticed a vehicle on North Broadway Street that had a brake light that was out Friday.

Brenda Akers

Brenda Akers

Officers pulled over the vehicle and spoke with Akers, who had slurred speech and blood shot eyes, according to a citation. Officers asked to search the vehicle, which Akers agreed to. They also asked her to exit the vehicle and asked to search her.

Officers found a pill bottle with the label torn off, and inside, there were five clazepam tablets and nine gabapentin tablets, the citation states. Akers was taken to Berea St. Joseph Hospital, where she consented to a blood test, the citation adds.

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

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Richmond police arrested David Marcum, 35, Churchill Drive, Richmond, Sunday afternoon on a Madison County warrant that charges him with second-degree escape.

David Marcum

David Marcum

According to the warrant, on Jan. 9, Marcum and his twin brother were both at the MCDC. Marcum's identical twin brother was scheduled to be released after midnight, but when the brother was called down to be released, he was asleep.

Marcum then took his brother's glasses and went to booking as if he was the one who was supposed to be released, the citation states. He was given his brother's clothes and signed the release paperwork.

Marcum then left the facility knowing he wasn't supposed to be released, the warrant states. He was arrested on South Third Street and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Berea police arrested Justin Johnson, 29, Crab Orchard, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Friday afternoon after officers were called to the Dollar General because it was reported he was slumped over in the front seat of a vehicle.

Justin Johnson

Justin Johnson

Officers responded and found Johnson slumped over in the front seat of a vehicle, according to a citation. They woke him up, and he said he was there to buy dog food. Officers asked if they could search the vehicle, and Johnson consented.

Officers found suspected methamphetamine in a container and an empty needle, the citation states.

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

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Madison County deputies arrested Michael Stratton, 43, Paint Lick, Friday afternoon for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) after they responded to Paint Lick Road in reference to him possibly doing narcotics around his children as well as driving around with them.

Michael Stratton

Michael Stratton

Deputies met with Stratton, who said he was not doing anything like that around his children, according to a citation. Stratton was asked to sit on the couch and empty his pockets.

Stratton pulled out a black film canister, and when deputies asked what was inside, Stratton said it contained H, the citation states. Deputies found suspected heroin inside.

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

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Berea police arrested Brian McIntosh, 29, Slate Lick Road, Berea, for first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Saturday after officers pulled over a vehicle on Lester Street.

Brian McIntosh

Brian McIntosh

Officers talked with McIntosh and asked him to step out of the vehicle, according to a citation. They asked him if he had anything on him, and he said he had a pouch in his pocket with syringes and some heroin.

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

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Richmond police arrested Amanda Taulbee, 33, Campton, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and first-degree promoting contraband early Sunday morning after Taulbee was arrested on other charges and warrants.

Amanda Taulbee

Amanda Taulbee

Deputy jailers searched Taulbee and found a baggie in her bra that contained a crystal-like substance that she said was methamphetamine, according to a citation. Taulbee said it was the same methamphetamine that she had used earlier in the day and that she had it for about six hours after buying it for $10.

Taulbee remained at the MCDC Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested James Neal, 31, unknown address, for no brake lights (passenger vehicles), operating on a suspended or revoked license and receiving stolen property (less than $10,000) after troopers saw him driving on Race Street with no brake lights Sunday morning.

Troopers pulled over the vehicle and spoke with Neal, who said he didn't know whose vehicle he was driving or who gave it to him, according to a citation. Neal, who had a suspended license, had the keys to the vehicle.

Neal said a friend had told him to drive it, but he didn't know who, the citation states.

James Neal

James Neal

Police contacted the owner of the vehicle, who said their boyfriend was taken to jail the previous night, and the vehicle was left on the side of the road, according to the citation.

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

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