Richmond police arrested a man for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol/drugs/etc., marijuana possession and first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) after officers responded to a suspicious activity complaint Tuesday on Colby Drive.

The caller reported that Joshua Marshall, 28, North Third Street, Richmond, had been sleeping in a vehicle for three or four hours in the parking lot of a business, according to a citation. Officers arrived and noticed the vehicle was still running. They also saw Marshall asleep in the driver's seat.

Officers approached the vehicle and woke up Marshall, the citation states. They asked him to exit the vehicle.

While officers were talking with Marshall, they asked him why he was sleeping in the vehicle, the citation states. He said he was waiting on a friend. Police then asked him how long he had been waiting on his friend, and he said for a few hours. During the conversation, Marshall was slurring his words and was slow to respond to the questions.

Police conducted a field-sobriety test, and Marshall showed signs of impairment, the citation states. Officers asked him what narcotics he had taken, and Marshall said he smoked weed the previous night.

Officers asked Marshall if he had any other contraband on him, and he said he had marijuana and ice, which police found in his pocket, according to the citation. He was then taken to Baptist Health Richmond, where his blood was drawn.

Police also confiscated Marshall's firearms, which he had a concealed carry license for, and placed them in an evidence room for safe keeping, the citation states.

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

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Richmond police arrested Terry Montjoy (no image available), 45, Blue Lick Road, Berea, for first-degree controlled substance possessing and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia Tuesday after officers pulled over a vehicle at Turpin Drive and North Third Street.

According to a citation, the vehicle didn't have illumination for its license plate. Officers received permission to search the vehicle by the vehicle's owner.

Officers then asked to search Montjoy, who was one of the people inside the vehicle, the citation states. Montjoy said yes, and officers found a small round container in his waistband. The container had three baggies containing a crystal-like substance suspected to be methamphetamine. Officers also found a scale with white residue on it.

Montjoy told officers the methamphetamine was for personal use, and each bag contained about a tenth, the citation states. He said he uses the scale to weigh his methamphetamine, and that he's been using for about 10 years and is "sick and tired of being sick and tired."

Montjoy expressed to officers that he would like help with his addiction, the citation states. He was arrested and taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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Richmond police arrested Gregory Botkin, 51, Oak Street, Berea, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and theft by unlawful taking (less than $500) after officers responded to a shoplifting complaint at JC Penny Wednesday afternoon.

A witness told police that Botkin fled from the store and entered a green Honda Civic, according to a citation. The witness reported Botkin then drove toward Eastern Bypass.

Officers then saw the vehicle turning onto Eastern Bypass and merging onto Interstate 75 South, where they pulled over the vehicle, the citation states.

Officers spoke with Botkin about the shoplifting complaint, and he said, "I wasn't even in that (expletive) store," according to the citation. However, the witness had seen Botkin take two pairs of jeans, valued at $71.31, and leave the store. He then threw the jeans at the witness, the citation states.

While officers were talking with Botkin, they also noticed two syringes in the center console of the vehicle, according to the citation. Officers then searched the vehicle and found a crystal-like substance, suspected to be methamphetamine. Botkin said he didn't know it was in the vehicle.

Officers also found a note that had two types of jeans written on it, the citation states. When officers showed the note to Botkin, he would only laugh. Police then took Botkin to the store, where the witness verified he was the one who took the jeans, the citation states.

While on the way to the store, however, Botkin said, "Can I save you the time, I tried to steal those things," according to the citation. He was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records

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Richmond police arrested Paul Mitchem, 33, Dixie Plaza, Richmond, for first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia after officers pulled over a vehicle that he was a passenger in on Wednesday morning.

Officers learned Mitchem was wanted on three warrants, according to a citation. Mitchem then told police he had used heroin, smoked marijuana and used methamphetamine earlier in the day.

The vehicle's owner gave officers permission to search the vehicle, and officers found suspected methamphetamine under the seat where Mitchem was, the citation states. They also found a loaded syringe with a red substance that Mitchem said was heroin, a torch lighter, a belt and a spoon with drug residue and filter. Mitchem said all the items were his.

Mitchem was taken to the MCDC, where he remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records.

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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