Following alleged assault with a knife, Richmond man taken into custody


A local man was taken into custody by Richmond Police after multiple victims were found with cuts on their bodies. According to police, on April 2, around 8:30 a.m. Richmond Police responded to a residence on Opal Drive in reference to a robbery and assault.

Upon arrival, officers found two victims with lacerations and cuts to their hands and arms. The victims told officers that 28-year-old Christopher Beaty of Richmond came to the home and allegedly assaulted them with a knife.

After the assault, Beaty allegedly took a vehicle belonging to one of the victims and fled the scene. Police add that it was also determined that Beaty had been in a past relationship with one of the victims.

Both victims were treated at a medical facility and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers located the vehicle a short time later in the area of Hager Drive, where Beaty then fled on foot. The citation continues that Beaty was quickly apprehended and arrested without incident.

Beaty later told officers he was responsible for the assault and the vehicle’s theft.

Beaty was lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with the following: Robbery 1st Degree- Assault 1st Degree- Assault 2nd Degree- Assault 2nd Degree (Domestic Violence)- Fleeing and Evading Police (On foot)- Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree.