Ray Howard, 41, Berea, was arrested by Berea police on a warrant Thursday and charged with fourth-degree assault.

According to a warrant, on Dec. 20, 2020, an officer was dispatched in reference to an argument. Upon arrival, the officer met with the victim, who said she and her husband, Howard, had been arguing over the fact he wanted her to have sex with a pig, and she did not. So, she told him no. She said Howard became mad at her when she refused, so he hit her in the face. The victim had some redness and a small amount of blood on the end of her nose, according to the citation.

Man charged with assault, strangulation, more.

Nelson Curtis, 28, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on Jan. 25 and charged with fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/minor injury), second-degree strangulation, first-degree wanton endangerment, and possession of marijuana.

According to a citation, an officer responded to a report of domestic violence. The victim allegedly came home early to find her husband, Curtis, with a new girlfriend on the couch and an altercation followed. The victim reported Curtis picked her up and slammed her on the ground to make her stop yelling at his new girlfriend. She also said he punched her on the side of her head twice and on the right cheek after she hit the ground. The victim said she picked up the other woman’s keys off the floor to use her pepper spray on Curtis, but they were too close. The victim then said Curtis pointed a small black and silver handgun 9mm at her within inches of where she was standing. The victim said she used the pepper spray on the other woman and Curtis. All three were exposed to pepper spray.

The citation states, the victim told police she went out of the apartment, but was grabbed by her neck from behind. She said Curtis dragged her backward into the residence by her neck, causing her airway to be blocked. She said she could not breathe. The victim said Curtis slammed her down inside the residence and pointed the handgun at her again. She told police Curtis “cocked” the handgun and stated, “I’ll kill you and your whole family.” The victim had blood in her hair and a bloodied nose. She was transported off the scene by Madison County EMS.

Curtis was on the scene. An officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from his vehicle where his girlfriend was. He told officers he had an ounce of marijuana and two holstered handguns inside the vehicle. Officers searched the vehicle and found a 9mm Taurus and a 9mm Glock 48 unholstered in the center console with a baggie of 1.15 oz of marijuana. They also located a digital scale, a few baggies, a container labeled as super lemon haze (1.1 grams of premium exotic shatter), and multiple cigarillo containers with emptied tobacco inside.

Curtis was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center.

Other arrests include:

Harriette Cooley, 75, Richmond, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/no visible injury).

Trinity Phillips, 44, Berea, fourth-degree assault (domestic violence/minor injury), resisting arrest.

Adam Castle, 45, Waco, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to 2 gms of methamphetamine), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia, persistent felony offender 1.

Jacqueline Wright, 33, Berea, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), possession of marijuana, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hailey Wilson, 23, Irvine, receiving stolen property up to $1,000, buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Natasha Spires, 34, Berea, public intoxication, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (heroin/first offense), first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense).

Russell Riddell, 42, Irvine, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to 2 gms of methamphetamine/first offense).

Timothy Carter, 25, Bardstown, Ky, third-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device.

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