Richmond Woman Arrested on Attempted Murder Charge


This past Sunday, a Richmond woman was taken into custody by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office for domestic violence and attempted murder. According to the citation, deputies arrived at 179 New Road in Richmond to a call saying shots had been fired. Deputies spoke with Denny Ross, who said that his girlfriend, 35-year-old Ada Miniard had allegedly tried to shoot him with a handgun.

The victim detailed to police that he had been working on his farm when he received a text from Miniard saying that she was throwing some of his belongings out of the building he owned. When told that she would have to pay for damage, the citation states that Miniard reported she would not.

The two continued to argue about belongings, when the victim said that Miniard came to his property in her car, and came out with a stick demanding the keys to the building. The citation continues that Ross told her he did not have the keys with him, and she went to her car and allegedly pulled out a gun, pointing it at him.

Miniard allegedly demanded the two drive together to get the keys, to which Ross refused. Police say she then fired the gun at Ross as he was falling backwards, but did not hit him.

Ross ran into a wooded area until police arrived, and was not injured. Miniard was taken into custody and remains lodged in the Madison County Detention Center.