Berea police arrested a man for first-degree assault after officers were called to Kara Drive, where it was reported he stabbed another person in their neck Thursday night.

Brandon Greer

Brandon Greer

Officers arrived and spoke with witnesses, who said Brandon Greer, 23, Newport Lane, the victim and another person had just arrived at the Kara Drive location in a pickup truck, according to a citation.

Witnesses said Greer was in the rear passenger seat of the truck, and the victim was in the driver's seat, the citation states. Without warning, Greer attacked the victim from the back seat, stabbing them in the right side of their neck, witnesses said.

Greer then fled from the truck to the back of a residence on Kara Drive, according to the citation. Officers found him on the back porch and arrested him.

The victim, who was bleeding heavily, was taken to a Berea hospital by family members before first responders had a chance to arrive, the citation states. Madison County EMS then took the victim to UK Hospital.

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

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Richmond police arrested Andrea Patterson, 27, North Cross Pointe Court, for second-degree robbery and second-degree criminal mischief Thursday afternoon after officers called to a business on Lantern Ridge Drive, where loss prevention reported she started a physical altercation.

Officers arrived and spoke with loss prevention, who had a large scratch on the right side of his neck and some bruising near his collarbone, according to a citation. Loss prevention said he witnessed Patterson enter the store with a large purse that appeared to be empty.

Loss prevention saw Patterson grab various items before entering a changing room, and when she exited the changing room, it appeared the items were in her purse, the citation states. Loss prevention walked by her and saw the items in her purse before she went to stand at a checkout line, but didn't try to purchase the items.

Andrea Patterson

Andrea Patterson

Patterson then walked toward the front of the store, where loss prevention spoke with her and told her she needed to follow him to an office because of the items in her purse, the citation states. While they were walking toward the office, Patterson tried to flee, and loss prevention stopped her from running away.

Patterson then struck loss prevention with her purse, and the two fell into a glass case, causing it to shatter, the citation states. Loss prevention subdued Patterson, who then began scratching his neck.

Officers spoke with the Patterson, who said she was picking up items for a birthday party, but didn't like using shopping carts, the citation states. She said she placed the items in her bag, but that she had intended to pay for the items.

Patterson said she noticed a man observing her as she was shopping, the citation states. She said she went to pay for the items, but after noticing the man there again, she walked to the front of the store.

Officers reviewed security video and confirmed loss prevention's accusations, the citation states. They also talked with several witnesses.

Patterson was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Friday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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