Richmond police arrested four Thursday morning after officers went to D&G Food Mart on Main Street because of suspicious activity.
When officers arrived, the caller said they saw a vehicle at one of the gas pumps, and the people inside the vehicle were passing around an open alcoholic beverage container, according to a citation. As officers approached the vehicle, the vehicle was leaving, so police followed it northbound on Robert R. Martin bypass.
The vehicle was in the far left lane and quickly went to the right lane without using a turn signal, the citation states. Officers pulled the vehicle over.
Four people — Destiny Bonella, 20, of Nicholasville, Matthew Hume, 30, of Lancaster, Devin Hurt, 24, of Stanford, and Haigin Penman, 22, of Lancaster — were inside, the citation states.
The owner of the vehicle gave officers permission to search it, according to the citation. Officers found a bandanna in the front passenger door handle that contained a methamphetamine pipe with residue and a baggie of about 0.5 grams of suspected methamphetamine in Bonella's wallet.
Officers also found a digital scale with residue and three syringes in a backpack in the trunk, which also had tools such as screwdrivers, wrenches, a torch and bandannas, the citation states, which are tools often used in burglaries. They also found a methamphetamine pipe and suspected methamphetamine inside Hume's pocket.
Additionally, five syringes, a spoon with residue and a tourniquet were found under the driver's seat, the citation states.
All four were arrested and taken to the Madison County Detention Center. Hume and Bonella both face charges of first-degree controlled substance possession (methamphetamine) and buying/possessing drug paraphernalia. Hume is also charged with possession of burglary tools.
Hurt and Penman are both charged with nonpayment of court costs, fees or fines.
Hume, Bonella and Penman remained in jail Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. Hurt was released Thursday afternoon.
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Richmond police arrested a woman on several charges after officers responded to a welfare check on Fairview Street Wednesday afternoon.
Officers arrived and were unable to find the woman the welfare check was for — 32-year-old Renae Ferrell, of Louisville, according to a citation. Officers then went to a different location to talk to the caller, who said they saw Ferrell on East Irvine Road, and she seemed distressed.
The caller said Ferrell had a firearm and was placing the firearm to her head. The caller also said something about a robbery, but wouldn't give more information, the citation states.
The caller said they retrieved the firearm, and Ferrell pulled out another firearm, the citation states. The caller took the second firearm and drove Ferrell to a residence on Fairview Drive and gave her both firearms back. They also said Ferrell seemed to have a dark-colored narcotic.
Officers went to Fairview Drive a second time and spoke with Ferrell, the citation states. She was unable to stand up straight and was speaking incoherently. She also said she had an active warrant for her arrest.
Officers also talked with the owner of the residence, who said someone dropped Ferrell off, stating she really needed help, the citation notes. Officers advised the owner of the firearms, and the owner said they didn't know of the firearms. However, he pointed officer's to an area where Ferrell's possessions were scattered about on the front porch.
Officers found a loaded Ruger, which had been reported as stolen, but officers couldn't find a second firearm, the citation states. Officers spoke with the owner again, and they wouldn't allow officers to search the entire residence, only a bathroom, where officers found a syringe. The owner said the syringe belonged to Ferrell.
Ferrell was arrested and taken to the MCDC, where she remained Thursday afternoon, according to online jail records. She is charged with public intoxication by a controlled substance (excludes alcohol), receiving stolen property (firearm) and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. She was also arrested on two Madison County warrants for failure to appear.
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