Boyfriend Robbed and Ran Over Girlfriend in Richmond

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RICHMOND, KY – A Richmond man was arrested and charged after robbing his girlfriend and running her over in his car earlier this month.

According to police, on July 10, at around 7:00 AM, Richmond Police responded to a residence on Turpin Drive in reference to a report of a robbery.

“The victim reported her boyfriend forcibly took money from her and, while fleeing the scene, struck her with a vehicle causing visible injuries. The victim identified her boyfriend as William D. Jones (51) of Richmond, KY. Police could not locate Mr. Jones that day but obtained an arrest warrant for Robbery 1st degree,” police reported.

Nine days later, police located Jones.

On Tuesday, at around 10:20 PM, Richmond Police attempted to stop a vehicle involved in a disturbance at a local business.

“The vehicle operator refused to yield, and officers were forced to terminate the pursuit for safety reasons. During the investigation, officers were able to obtain information identifying the operator of the fleeing vehicle as William D. Jones,” police said.

It wasn’t until the next morning that police once again had a run-in with Jones.

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A few hours later, on July 20, 2022, around 4:30 AM, Richmond Police observed Mr. Jones operating the same vehicle with no headlights on Baker Court.

“When the officer attempted to stop Mr. Jones, he again failed to yield, causing the officer to pursue him. The pursuit led officers to the area of Old Wilderness Trail, where Mr. Jones abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Mr. Jones was quickly apprehended and placed under arrest,” police said. “Police discovered three passengers in the vehicle Mr. Jones was operating. The passengers told police they pleaded for Mr. Jones to let them out of the vehicle during the pursuit, but he refused and would not allow them to exit safely.”