Drug Arrests: On 01/27/2015, police charged Duran A. Estill, age 48, Belmont Drive, and Christopher R. Dean, age 39, Turpin Drive, for drug offenses following an investigation at a local motel.
At approximately 9:11 P.M., Bike Patrol officers investigating reports of drug trafficking from a local motel room made contact with Estill and Dean at the room. A subsequent search of the room produced small quantities of methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana along with drug paraphernalia commonly utilized in the trafficking of controlled substances, such as packaging materials and scales. Drug use paraphernalia was also found throughout the room, which was rented by Estill. A search of Dean’s person produced a small amount of methamphetamine and two syringes.
Both men were taken into custody and lodged in the MCDC, charged as follows:
As to Estill:
– Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree (2 counts)
– Trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 ounces)
– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
As to Dean:
– Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree
– Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Burglary/Assault Arrest: On 01/26/2015, police charged Jonathan B. Smock, age 31, no permanent address, Richmond, for burglary and assault in connection with a domestic altercation.
On 01/24/2015, at approximately 5:21 P.M., officers were dispatched to a residence in Smith Village in response to a report that a man had forced his way into an apartment and assaulted a female. Upon arrival, officers met with the female resident and learned that Smock, the perpetrator, had fled the scene prior to police arrival. Smock and the female resident have a child in common.
It was learned that the female resident heard a knock and, upon answering the door, found Smock standing outside. The resident immediately attempted to close the door because Smock was not wanted at the residence. Smock then forced the door open and shoved the female into a banister and then shoved her into a wall. The female resident was able to push Smock from the apartment and lock the door, after which she was able to contact police. The victim complained of pain in her back but did not require medical treatment.
On 01/26/2015, the investigating officer encountered Smock on S. Killarney Lane and took him into custody. Following an interview at the police station, Smock was charged for Burglary 2nd Degree and Assault 4th Degree and lodged in the MCDC.
Wanted: Richmond Police Department is still looking for this individual. On 01/23/2015 at 01:45am this subject broke into a coin changer and stole an unknown amount of money from Splash Em Out Laundromat on Redhouse Road.. If you know who this subject is call Officer R Thomas at 859 623-1162. We need your help in finding out who this subject is.
Assault Investigation: On 01/25/2015, at approximately 5:00 P.M., a complainant reported to Richmond Police that he had been assaulted at a local bar by several male subjects.
The complainant reported that he was at Jerzee’s, 122 E. Main Street, at approximately 12:30 A.M. when he was grabbed by three to four males who began hitting the complainant repeatedly in the head. At one point the complainant reported losing consciousness. Following the assault, the complainant attempted to walk back to EKU, where he is a student. He was accompanied by two females who were attempting to aid him. Eventually an ambulance was summoned and the complainant was taken to Baptist Health hospital for treatment.
The complainant reported that he suffered cuts under his right eye, above his left eye, and to his head that required closure by stitches or staples. He also suffered a broken nose and broken bones in and around his right cheek bone and orbital socket. The officer taking the report observed severe swelling and bruising to the complainant’s face.
The investigation is currently ongoing with interviews of witnesses being conducted and other evidence being analyzed. Once the investigation has been completed and the facts are fully established, the department will take the appropriate action with regard to the filing of charges against any person deemed to be culpable. Until that time, the department will have no further comment on the matter.