Zachary Schaefer, 22, Richmond, was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/minor injury) and second-degree strangulation. Jalyn Hunter, 18, Richmond, was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/minor injury). Both were arrested by Richmond police on Thursday.
According to a citation, an officer responded in reference to a domestic dispute. Upon arrival the officer made contact with Schaefer who said he and Hunter had been in a physical altercation. He said the dispute began verbally but then Hunter struck him.
The citation states, the officer then made contact with Hunter. She said there had been a physical altercation and she had slapped Schaefer in the face first. She had swelling and slight bruising to her right cheek and said Schaefer had punched her. She told police after the initial encounter Schaefer left the room but returned and continued the argument. She said Schaefer grabbed her by the throat with one hand and pushed her into the wall, strangling her for a few seconds, and let go once he saw her coughing and trying to breathe. Schaefer also appeared to have scratches on the side of his neck that he advised were caused by Hunter.
Schaefer and hunter were both put under arrest and transferred to the Madison County Detention Center.
Man charged with assault and terroristic threatening after altercation with girlfriend
Elmer Grubb, 20, Richmond, was charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/no visible injury) and third-degree terroristic threatening after being arrested on a warrant by Richmond police on Thursday.
According to a warrant, in March of 2020 an officer was dispatched in reference to a domestic in progress. Upon arrival the officer spoke with the victim and she said she had caught Grubb cheating on her and she had come to get her things and leave. She said she knocked on the door several times, but he would not let her in. When Grubbs opened the door he had a knife in his hand and started threatening her with it and telling her to leave. Grubbs then allegedly put the knife down and came outside. The victim told police he then grabbed her by her hair and placed his arm around her neck, though she said she could still breathe and was not strangled. Grubb then allegedly threw her down on the ground into the wall of the apartment and got into his car and left.
Grubb was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.
Other arrests include:
• Lakeisha Childers, 40, Berea, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/minor injury).
• Jason Gulley, 39, Richmond, third-degree possession of a controlled substance (drug unspecified), theft by unlawful taking or distribution (all others $500 or more but under $10,000).
• Chelsey Thacker, 26, Berea, first-degree criminal mischief.
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