By Ronica Shannon
Register News Writer
A Richmond man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a burglary related to a domestic altercation.
Adam C. Owen, 32, of Lexington Road, was arrested by Richmond police and charged with first-degree burglary.
Officers responded at 1:45 p.m. to a report of an assault in the 300 block of West Kentucky Avenue.
The female resident told police Owen had “unlawfully entered the residence and assaulted her,” said Richmond Police Chief Larry Brock.
Owen and the female were previously in a relationship and have a child together, Brock said.
The man reportedly forced open a locked screen door to gain entry, according to police.
“He forced the victim into a bedroom and took her cell phone to prevent her from calling police,” he said. “Owen struck the victim in the face before leaving the bedroom.”
He eventually left the home and police were notified. The screen door and the bedroom door were damaged by Owen during the altercation and the victim suffered minor injuries, Brock said.
Owen was found shortly thereafter at the Bel Air Motel on Lexington Road where he was taken into custody.
He remains in the Madison County Detention Center under a $10,000 bond.
• Daniel Hale, 39, of Ballard Drive, was arrested July 18 in connection with the theft of a vehicle that occurred in March.
A resident in the 500 block of Lancaster Avenue reported March 18 that a white, 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck, bearing Kentucky license plate No.116-FKY, had been stolen from a garage to the rear of the residence.
“A mechanized hay lift was in the bed of the truck at the time of the theft,” Brock said.
Hale was identified as a suspect in the theft and it was believed that he had fled the state following the crime, police say. The estimated loss is $4,450.
Hale was indicted in April by a Madison County grand jury for theft by unlawful taking more than $10,000 and first-degree persistent felony offender. A warrant was issued April 23 for Hale’s arrest on the charges.
He surrendered himself July 18 at the Madison County Detention Center where he remains on a $5,000 cash bond.
• Mark L. Flaugher, 57, of Keystone Drive, was arrested July 18 on a drug charge following a traffic stop.
“Flaugher was stopped by an officer at approximately 9:30 a.m. for disregarding a stop sign at the intersection of Water Street and S. Collins Street.
The officer later discovered six hydrocodone pills on Flaugher’s person, Brock said.
He was cited to court for second-degree possession of a controlled substance.
• Police arrested Angela R. Nipper, 23, of Charlie Norris Road, July 18 in connection with the July 3 theft of a firearm and drugs from a residence earlier in the month.
Nipper is being charged with theft by unlawful taking (firearm), and a felony charge of theft of a controlled substance.
A resident in the 100 block of Overland Drive reported July 3 that a blue Colt Cobra .38-caliber revolver and a bottle of prescription medication were stolen from his residence during the afternoon hours. Nipper, who reportedly was a visitor to the residence, was identified as a suspect in the theft. Police estimated the loss as being $200.
“The follow-up investigation established that Nipper was in possession of the stolen firearm and had transferred it to another party shortly after the theft,” Brock said.
The firearm later was recovered by police.
Nipper remains in the Madison County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.
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