Intoxicated Man Enters Residence Without Permission


The Madison County Sheriff’s Department recently responded to the Frances Drive area in reference to a subject in a vehicle that was possibly intoxicated.

On arrival to the scene, authorities report witnessing 37 year-old Ronald Rachford stumbling across the street. Deputies report giving multiple orders to Rachford to stop, which he allegedly ignored and continued walking into residence. Homeowners of the residence apparently did not know Rachford, nor did they give him permission to enter the home.

According to the citation, police found Rachford in the back bedroom of the residence before detaining him. A backpack was dropped in the household that deputies report belonged to Rachford. Inside the backpack, a Suboxone prescription pill bottle with Rachford’s name on it was located by officials. Also located on Rachford’s person was a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue.

Police claim that Rachford’s eyes were glassy and upon speaking with him, he reportedly denied fleeing from deputies and stated he had permission to enter the home.

Rachford was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center where he was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine, Heroin), Public Intoxication, 2nd Degree Fleeing Police, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 2nd Degree Burglary.