Richmond police arrested a man Friday on nine charges, including kidnapping an adult, second-degree assault (domestic violence) and first-degree wanton endangerment, after a person reported they were beaten with a gun and held hostage.
The victim said they had been held at gunpoint, according to a citation. They said while they were at a residence in Jackson County, Stephen Jones, 42, Sandgap, shot at them. Kentucky State Police later found a bullet hole at the home.
The victim said Jones also held them against their will for hours, held a gun to their head and ribs and jabbed a rifle into their side.
They gave a description of a vehicle they said Stephen Jones, 42, Sandgap, was driving.
Officers responded, found the vehicle, got behind it and activated emergency equipment. Jones then fled from the parking lot, went faster than 80 mph and began driving in the opposite lane of travel, the citation states.
Jones came to a stop at Kingston Elementary, where he was detained. He appeared to be under the influence and told officers he consumed nine hydrocodone tablets, the citation continues.
Jones was taken to Baptist Health Richmond for a blood draw and to be medically cleared.
Officers searched the vehicle and found a rifle, ammunition, an open container and marijuana, the citation states.
After Jones was cleared from the hospital, he was taken to the Richmond Police Department for an interview, where he refused to answer any questions.
Police confirmed Jones is a convicted felon.
He was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Monday afternoon, according to online jail records. He is also facing charges of first-degree fleeing or evading police (motor vehicle), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, third-degree terroristic threatening, possession of marijuana, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc. and reckless driving.
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