AR­REST

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The vic­tim told police that Richard­son al­legedly rammed her parked ve­hi­cle with his car and shat­tered her glass front door with what ap­peared to be a screw­driver to gain en­try, court records in­di­cate. Once inside, Richard­son re­port­edly punched her mul­ti­ple times with the hand grip­ping a screw­driver, and then drove off in a green Toy­ota Camry.

“… the win­dow to the front door was com­pletely de­stroyed, blood on the front door lead­ing into the house with blood on the walls in the din­ing room area, kitchen and bed­room door,” Nau­man wrote, de­scrib­ing the scene.

Nau­man also noted that he re­cov­ered a screw­driver near the vic­tim’s ve­hi­cle.

While Nau­man con­ducted his in­ves­ti­ga­tion at the res­i­dence, an­other of­fi­cer spotted the green Camry

and tried to ini­ti­ate a traf­fic stop. How­ever, the driver re­fused to pull over and led the of­fi­cer, and the re­spond­ing deputies, on a 15-mile chase, trav­el­ing up to 120 MPH at times. Dur­ing the pur­suit, “the ve­hi­cle caused an ac­ci­dent in the area of Berry Road and Festival Way dam­ag­ing two cit­i­zen ve­hi­cles. The pur­suit con­tin­ued across [U.S.] 301 and through … Route 5, where the de­fen­dant drove through sev­eral red lights and put many cit­i­zen lives and of­fi­cers’ lives in danger,” charg­ing doc­u­ments state.

Richard­son made a U-turn in the area of Ren­ner Road and con­tin­ued down a dirt road, even­tu­ally crash­ing into a tree. He then al­legedly locked him­self in the car, prompt­ing of­fi­cers to shat­ter one of the win­dows in or­der to make the ar­rest.

While of­fi­cers had pur­sued the ve­hi­cle, an off-duty U.S. Capi­tol Police of­fi­cer called the sher­iff’s of­fice to re­port that he was pulled over to the side of the road

when the Camry and of­fi­cers sped by. He told police that he was hit in the head with a knife that he be­lieves was thrown out of the flee­ing car’s win­dow, ac­cord­ing to court records. The off-duty of­fi­cer suf­fered a “red swollen knot” to his head.

Later, the woman who had been as­saulted called the sher­iff’s of­fice to re­port that she found a bag of drugs she be­lieved Richard­son had al­legedly left in her home.

An of­fi­cer came back to the house and dis­cov­ered a bag of co­caine with an es­ti­mated street value of $2,800 and a bag of brown pow­der heroin with an es­ti­mated value of $700, along with $650 in cash. Ad­di­tion­ally, when Richard­son was ap­pre­hended, deputies re­cov­ered three cell phones be­long­ing to him.

Held with­out bond, Richard­son is sched­uled to ap­pear in dis­trict court for his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing on April 22, per court records.

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