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.