Police: Man Throws Rock at Woman, Then Allegedly Punches Deputies Inside Jail


Richmond Police recently responded to a call of an alleged assault that occured at the Telford YMCA, where a woman told police she was assaulted with a rock.

According to the citation, the victim heard a person behind her in the area of the YMCA, and when she turned around, he allegedly threw what she believed was a rock at her, striking her in the arm. When she asked the suspect’s name, the man fled on foot away from her. The victim gave officers a description of the male, and they later located him walking near Smith Village.

When police located the subject, he gave varying birthdates and was slow to provide his information to officers. The suspect, Daylan Gay of Louisville, later admitted that he had tried to portray himself as a juvenile to police and also allegedly admitted to throwing the rock at the woman. Gay was arrested and charged with 2nd degree assault and giving an officer false identifying information.

Once in the Madison County Detention Center, a second citation states that Gay ordered deputies to escort him to another cell. He was allegedly uncompliant with officers and punched one of the deputies in the face and three more times in the body. A third citation from another deputy in the jail adds that she was also punched when trying to assist in restraining Gay after the altercation. This scuffle warranted two additional charges of Assault 3rd Degree against a Correctional Employee.