Richmond police arrested a man for fourth-degree assault (child abuse) Tuesday afternoon after officers were called to a child care business, where it was reported a child had significant bruising on their body.

Officers spoke with a Department for Community Based Services worker who told officers the child had significant handprint bruising, along with other bruises, according to a citation. Police also learned the child has choked and bit other children while at day care within the past month.

Through investigation and through questioning the child, officers determined Daniel Sisco Sr. seemed to be the one who hurt the child, the citation states.

Sisco went to the child care business to talk with the DCBS worker and officers around noon, the citation states. When asked if he knew about the bruises, Sisco admitted he had spanked the child. Sisco was then taken to the police department for further questioning.

Sisco told police he probably used too much force when spanking the child, the citation states.

Sisco was taken to the Madison County Detention Center, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Gregory Newton, 48, Westover Avenue, Richmond, Tuesday night on an Estill County indictment warrant that charges him with first-degree burglary, theft by unlawful taking (firearm), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by unlawful taking (less than $500).

He was arrested at his home and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Kentucky State Police arrested Matthew Tatum, 30, Sara Leigh Drive, Richmond, on a Madison County indictment warrant Tuesday afternoon that charges him with controlled substance trafficking (heroin) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.

He was arrested on Highway 52 and was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Wednesday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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The following were also arrested recently:

• Ricky Wallace, 55, Ferguson, Kentucky, first-degree controlled substance possession (cocaine), first-degree controlled substance possession (LSD) and first-degree controlled substance possession (drug unspecified).

• Buford Pearson, 52, unknown address, second-degree escape, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, two counts of theft of services, four charges of failure to appear and one charge of first-degree bail jumping.

The Register collects and publishes police reports as a public service to its readers. The reports often contain allegations against individuals and do not mean the individuals actually committed a crime. All people named in connection with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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