Russel Fultz, 28, Berea, was charged with first-degree sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 12 after being arrested by Berea Police on a warrant on Dec. 29.

According to the warrant, on Aug. 8, 2020, a six-year-old juvenile woke up to Fultz pulling their pants down and sexually assaulting them. The victim said Fultz told them it would be okay and to put their pants back on and go back to sleep. The victim told their parent about the incident and completed a CAC interview.

Fultz was arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Man charged with escape after tampering with monitoring device

Jim Asher, 30, Richmond, was charged with second-degree escape and tampering with a prisoner monitoring device after being arrested on a warrant by Richmond police on Dec. 30.

According to a warrant, Asher was placed on Madison County Home Incarceration as a bond condition. In April, the Madison County Home Incarceration Office received a master tamper alert on the monitor of the defendant. A Madison County Detention Center deputy went to the last GPS location on the device and was able to ping the device. It was found Asher had cut off his monitoring device. The device was found on top of an abandoned dump truck and the defendant was no where to be found.

Asher was arrested on Dec. 30 and taken to the Madison County Detention Center.

Other arrests include:

• Zane Sloan, 56, Waco, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two grams methamphetamine/first offense), trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin/first offense), trafficking in marijuana (eight ounces or less than five pounds/first offense).

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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