A Fairview Drive man faces a felony assault charge after police say he repeatedly kicked on officer in the face Wednesday while he was being arrested for allegedly being intoxicated in public.
Junuis Randle Jr., 21, was charged with third-degree assault, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and alcohol intoxication.
Richmond officers responded to call Wednesday about an intoxicated person on Amberly Way, according to an RPD news release.
When the officers arrived, they found Randle yelling and causing a disturbance, the release stated.
The man kicked the arresting officer in the face several times before he was “subdued in the back of a police car,” according to the release.
The officer was treated at Baptist Health in Richmond for injuries he received during the arrest. Maj. Bob Mott said the officer had some bruising and was taking a few days off work, but would be ok.
Randle’s photo was not available with his booking information on the Madison County Detention Center’s Jailtracker website.
Waco woman receives burglary, drug charges
Police have charged a Waco woman with drug, burglary and tampering with evidence felonies following a shoplifting incident Tuesday at Walmart, according to an RPD news release.
Chasity Thomas, 24, was charged with third-degree burglary, promoting contraband, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence and possession of drug paraphernalia.
She also was served with several warrants from Madison and Lee counties.
Thomas is accused of concealing items on herself in Walmart, including putting a new pair of shoes on her feet, according to the release.
She reportedly dropped all the items, except for the shoes, before leaving the store, the release stated. She already had a formal trespass warning from Walmart prior to this incident, so she was charged with third-degree burglary for being on the store’s premises.
While Thomas was being booked into the jail, deputies reported finding suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia on her.
911 call leads to man’s arrest on drug charge
RPD officers investigated a 911 hang-up call Tuesday in the 1100 block of Richmond Green, according to a news release.
The officers came into contact with Anthony Willoughby, 35, of Winchester during their investigation. Willoughby had an outstanding warrant for contempt of court was was placed under arrest, the release stated.
During the arrest, another officer reported finding an oxycodone pill inside the vehicle Willoughby was occupying, and he was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance.
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Hundreds pay tribute as Sheriff Combs is laid to rest
Dozens of his fellow law enforcement officers from around Kentucky came to Church on the Rock on Saturday morning to pay a last tribute to Madison County Sheriff Jerry Combs, who later was laid to rest after a funeral at the church.
Madison Central High School
Eastern Kentucky University. The school graduated 403 students, and 21 of those were Commonwealth Diploma recipients. Class secretary Caroline Smith gave the opening remarks, and class president Mackenzie Humphrey delivered the address. All speakers at the MCHS graduation were senior class officers who gave the opening, invocation and benediction.
Madison Southern High School
Madison Southern High School graduated 250 seniors Saturday afternoon at Eastern Kentucky University’s Alumni Coliseum.
Senior class president Kelsey Choate gave the welcoming. Mona Isaacs, chair of the Madison County Board of Education, gave remarks congratulating the seniors on completing an important milestone in their lives, and welcoming them into society as young adults.
Music at the ceremony was provided by the MSHS symphonic band, directed by David Ratliff, and the MSHS choir, directed by Letha Hembree.
White Hall teachers say farewell for the summer
White Hall Elementary kindergarten assistant Patti Von Fischer said she found a poem on the Internet that seemed to fit the last day of school perfectly.
“The teachers jumped out of the windows; the principals ran for the door; the nurse and librarian bolted; they’re not coming back anymore,” Von Fischer read over the loudspeaker Friday before students left for the summer.
Benson will be state’s third highest paid university president
When Michael Benson begins his tenure as the 12th president of Eastern Kentucky University on Aug. 1, his $400,000 salary plus benefits will make him Kentucky’s third-highest paid state university president.
Benson’s pay will be less only than that of Eli Capilouto, president of the University of Kentucky, $500,000 a year, and Gary Ransdell, president of Western Kentucky University, $423,588 a year, according to figures obtained from the state Council on Post-secondary education.
Richmond post troopers recognized at annual ceremony
The Kentucky State Police announced the 2012 Trooper of the Year, Detective of the Year, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer of the Year and other awards for acts of bravery, life-saving, professionalism and dedication to duty Friday at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Frankfort.
Second-grade classroom receives recognition for reading nearly 1,400 books
A project at Mayfield Elementary School has received recognition across state lines from a woman who found a balloon released in celebration of one classroom having read more than 1,000 books.
Second-grade teacher Wanda Wilson started the school year by challenging her 22 students to read a total of 1,000 books by the end of the school year.
Pets of the Week
This week's cat is an 8-week-old female kitten. This week's dog is 1-year-old Nicki, a spayed female who does not care for horses, according to her previous owner.
Father/Daughter Dance is June 14 at RAAC
Dads and daughters will take to the dance floor Friday, June 14, for the second annual Father/Daughter Dance to benefit the Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program.
The ball will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Richmond Area Arts Center, 399 W. Water St.
Three Richmond thefts reported Tuesday-Thursday
Richmond police are investigating thefts reported from Tuesday through Thursday.
An employee of Baptist Health, Eastern Bypass, reported Thursday that her vehicle had been broken into during the evening and a small shoulder purse was stolen. The purse contained several debit/credit cards, $70 in cash, and a Pantech slider cellular telephone. Estimated loss: $595.
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