Man arrested after allegedly cutting two victims

Destinee Ott, Richmond Register, Ky.
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Apr. 7—Christopher Beaty, 28, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on April 2 and charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, second-degree assault, second-degree assault (domestic violence), second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, and third-degree criminal mischief.

According to a citation, officers were dispatched in reference to a robbery.

After arriving at the scene, officers located the first victim, who had severe lacerations to his hand and arm. The victim told police Beaty stabbed him in the arm and took his vehicle.

Officers then found another victim, who also had a laceration to her hand.

Both victims told officers Beaty came to the location to locate his spouse.

The first victim said he went to the second victim's vehicle and found Beaty lying on the floorboard.

The male victim said he confronted Beaty, and he proceeded to cut him with a knife. Beaty allegedly chased hime as he ran back to his residence. After shutting the door to the residence, Beaty allegedly busted the door's window with the knife he had previously cut the first victim with. The knife's handle allegedly broke and fell inside the residence.

About 30 minutes later, the victim exited his residence to start his vehicle. After doing so, he saw Beaty hiding underneath his neighbor's RV. The victim confronted Beaty again. After doing so, Beaty allegedly cut victim one once again. Beaty then allegedly took the victim's vehicle.

The second victim attempted to stop Beaty and, in return, received several lacerations across her left hand.

An officer located Beaty near his residence. Upon seeing the officer, Beaty allegedly began to flee and ignored all demands to stop. A short distance later, Beaty came to a stop and was taken into custody. The first victim's vehicle was located nearby.

An officer spoke with Beaty at the Richmond Police Department. Beaty allegedly admitted to cutting victim one on two occasions and taking their vehicle. He also admitted, after he lost his knife inside victim one's residence, he went and bought another knife from a nearby store. After purchasing the knife, he said he returned and laid under a nearby camper because it was a "good vantage point" of the first victim's residence. He agreed things got out of hand, and he regretted his actions, according to the citation.

Beaty was arrested transported to the Madison County Detention Center.

Men arrested and charged with burglary, more

Sammy Faraj, 30, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on April 1 and charged with third-degree burglary, engaging in organizing crime, receiving stolen property up to $10,000, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Timothy Hite, 22, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on April 1 and charged with third-degree burglary, receiving stolen property up to $500, engaging in organized crime, and buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a citation, on March 23, 2021, officers were dispatched in reference to 11 storage units which were broken into. An officer responded and spoke with the owner.

An officer later identified two vehicles which were used in the thefts.

The citation states, on April 1, an officer spoke with Hite, owner of one of the vehicles used.

While speaking with him, the officer advised him his vehicle was used in several thefts and requested consent to search his residence. He granted consent, and shortly after, the officer began their search.

During the investigation, the Hite allegedly told the officer he wanted to confess. He said he had recently used methamphetamine and had methamphetamine in his room. He also said he was the one who drove the truck to the storage units.

Hite allegedly then told the officer Faraj and Johnathon Ball also broke into the storage units. He said Ball was driving a Kia, and he was driving the pick-up. He allegedly told the officer the three unlawfully entered numerous storage units for what seemed to be hours.

He also admitted to the method used to break the locks off the units. He said they broke into the units so Ball and Faraj could resell the stolen items. He also allegedly admitted to other incidents where he, Ball, and Faraj broke into other storage units in Berea.

After speaking with Hite, the citation states the officer got a warrant to search Faraj's residence.

Upon arrival, the officer located Faraj outside of the residence. He was detained and chose to speak with the officer. Allegedly, while talking with the officer, Faraj said he played no part in taking the stolen items. However, later Faraj said he just didn't want to go to jail and began to tell the officer where the stolen items could be located in and around his residence. Faraj requested to call someone to obtain the location of a stolen drum set; while speaking with them, Faraj explained it was the drum set he had brought back to the residence. The drum set was later located in the residence's crawlspace, along with other items which were reported stolen from the storage units.

Faraj also allegedly directed officers to a shed which had several records, which were also stolen from a storage unit. Inside the shed, officers allegedly found two rifles to which Faraj had immediate access. He was later confirmed to be a convicted felon.

Faraj was arrested and transported to the Madison County Detention Center.

Man arrested after assaulting mother

Thomas Dawes, 20, Richmond, was arrested by Richmond police on a warrant April 2 and charged with fourth-degree assault.

According to the warrant, on December 13, 2020, an officer responded to a residence where the victim told the officer Dawes had assaulted her and left. She allegedly told police Dawes had been staying at the residence for about a week.

The victim told officers while she was visiting the residence, she got into an argument with Dawes, which quickly escalated into a physical altercation.

A witness to the assault allegedly confirmed with police during the argument Dawes attacked the victim and punched her several times. She further detailed the altercation by saying Dawes was sitting on the victim while striking her, and at one point stopped, started to leave the room, then came back and continued attacking the victim.

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

Other arrests include:

William Lawson, 48, Richmond, possession of marijuana, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, menacing.

James Truitt, 46, Berea, second-degree fleeing or evading police on foot, second-degree criminal mischief, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest.

Samuel Estes, 40, Richmond, terroristic threatening.

Travis Smith, 41, Richmond, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (greater than or equal to two gms of methamphetamine/first offense), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Keven Manns, 30, Lexington, speeding 26 miles per hour or more over the speed limit, first-degree fleeing or evading police in a motor vehicle, careless driving, reckless driving, license plate not legible, no operator's license, improper passing, failure or improper signal, failure to produce insurance card. Manns also had a warrant out for his arrest with charges of fourth-degree assault (domestic abuse with minor injury) as well as first-degree strangulation.

Daniel Sparks, 41, Crab Orchard, Ky, receiving stolen property up to $10,000, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine/first offense), buying or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of synthetic drugs (first offense).

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