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KSP Arrest of Wanted Subject-Madison County

Date of News Release: 08/17/2011

James Nelson

(Richmond, KY) -- On Wednesday, August 17, 2011, at approximately 2:00 PM EDT TFC Darrell Hutchinson arrested James Nelson, Jr., 50 years old, of London at the Kentucky State Police Richmond Post. Mr. Nelson surrendered and was served with several arrest warrants charging him with Assault 3rd Degree, Assault 4th Degree, Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree, Fleeing and Evading Police 2nd Degree and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon as a result of an incident that occurred August 16, 2011.

On August 16th, deputies with the Madison County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence on Francis Drive in the White Hall area of Madison County. Upon their arrival Mr. Nelson allegedly fled from the deputies and attempted to barricade himself in a residence that contained several firearms. Upon subsequent search of the residence, it was discovered that Mr. Nelson had fled the area.

Mr. Nelson has been lodged in the Madison County Detention Center on a $7,500.00 cash bond. The investigation into the incident is continuing by the Madison County Sheriff's Office with the assistance of the KSP Richmond Post.

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