Two people were arrested for kidnapping an adult and first-degree burglary while a third was arrested for kidnapping an adult (complicity) after Richmond police responded to Quality Quarters Saturday evening in regards to a possible kidnapping.
Officers arrived at the hotel and spoke with a person (Victim 1) who said Thomas Jones, 32, Lexington, was holding another person (Victim 2) against their will at gunpoint in a hotel room, according to a citation. They said Jones and Shawndall Wright, 32, Lexington, entered the room with handguns.
Victim 1 said Jones pistol whipped them in their face, the citation states. Victim 1 explained they owed Jones money, and Jones was demanding that Victim 1 pay back the money. Jones then held Victim 2 ransom while Wright took Victim 1 to another location to try to get money.
According to a second citation, Wright took Victim 1 in a vehicle driven by Ashley Redmon, 24, Georgetown, while Wright threatened Victim 1 with a handgun.
When police arrived, Jones tried to flee from the scene and tried to throw his handgun under a car, the citation states. Officers learned he's a convicted felon and searched his vehicle, as well. They found 34 Xanax bars that Jones said belonged to him.
Jones, Redmon and Wright were all taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where they remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
Jones is charged with kidnapping an adult, second-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, third-degree controlled substance trafficking (more than 20 dosage units, drug unspecified), first-degree burglary and tampering with physical evidence. Wright was charged with kidnapping an adult and first-degree burglary. Redmon was charged with kidnapping an adult.
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Madison County deputies arrested Brandon Marshall, 36, Four Mile Road, for first-degree wanton endangerment, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, marijuana possession, buying/possessing drug paraphernalia and third-degree terroristic threatening after they were called to his home Saturday morning in regards to a domestic disturbance.
The caller reported that Marshall had a handgun and was threatening to kill the caller, according to a citation. Deputies arrived at the home and found Marshall in the basement.
When Marshall opened the door, deputies could smell marijuana and see two baggies containing suspected marijuana in plain view, the citation states. Police also found rolling papers, a marijuana grinder and pistol ammunition.
Deputies then spoke with the victim, who said Marshall had pointed a handgun at them and threatened to kill them, the citation states. The victim was able to take the weapon away from Marshall and unload it before they retreated to their home and called 911.
The victim told police Marshall seemed highly intoxicated and tried to get into the home through the front and rear doors, but was unable to, the citation states. The victim also said Marshall is a convicted felon, which police were able to confirm. The victim also gave police the handgun.
Marshall was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Kayla Pierson, 25, Brandon Court, Berea, for public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), first-degree controlled substance (heroin), third-degree controlled substance trafficking (less than 20 dosage units, drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers noticed her passed out over the steering wheel of a vehicle at Ollies Saturday afternoon.
Officers spoke with Pierson, and she appeared disoriented and confused, so police asked her to step out of the vehicle, according to a citation.
As Pierson exited the vehicle, it was obvious to police she was impaired, the citation states. She had an unsteady gait and bloodshot glassy eyes. Officers then searched the vehicle and found numerous amounts of suspected gabapentin, a small amount of suspected methamphetamine, a small amount of suspected heroin, two scales and loose currency.
Pierson was taken to the MCDC, where she remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Richmond police arrested Anthony Mitchell, 25, Lexington, on a Madison County warrant Friday afternoon that charges him with controlled substance trafficking (heroin), first-degree controlled substance trafficking (2 grams or more of methamphetamine) and first-degree controlled substance trafficking (4 grams or more of methamphetamine).
According to the warrant, on July 26, police executed a search warrant at an address on Powderhorn Road, where officers had a previous investigation involving Mitchell and the residence.
During the search, which the Madison County Drug Task Force assisted with, police found more than 80 grams of suspected heroin, 80 grams of methamphetamine and 40 grams of suspected cocaine, along with five digital scales and an assortment of packaging material consistent with drug trafficking.
Mitchell wasn't at the home when the search happened, but multiple people confirmed he had been residing there, the warrant states.
Mitchell was arrested on Eastern Bypass and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Madison County deputies arrested Matthew Adams, 36, Irvine, for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., five counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, reckless driving and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) after they responded to an injury collision at Irvine and Speedwell roads Saturday evening.
When officers arrived, they spoke with Adams, who had a slow speech and was unsteady, according to a citation. Deputies then administered a field-sobriety test, which Adams failed.
Deputies then searched Adams' vehicle and found bags containing a clear crystal-like substance that Adams said was methamphetamine, the citation states. He also said he took Suboxone earlier in the day and smoked marijuana the previous day.
Adams was taken to Baptist Health Richmond, where a blood sample was drawn, before he was booked into the MCDC. He remained in jail Monday afternoon, according to online jail records.
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Also arrested recently were:
• Whitney Muncy, 26, McDougal Avenue, Richmond, second offense first-degree controlled substance possession, third-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. She was also arrested on a parole violation warrant.
• Heather Waters, 32, South Killarney Lane, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine), second-degree controlled substance possession (hallucinogen) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia.
• William Johnson, 35, Martin Drive, Richmond, public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol) and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine).
• Jessie Foster, 41, Turpin Drive, Richmond, first-degree controlled substance possession (heroin). He was also arrested on a warrant for contempt of court.
• Braley Branham, 22, Camden, South Carolina, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also arrested on warrants from South Carolina.
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