A local man was recently taken into custody following hitting a vehicle with a stick and leading police on a foot chase. According to the Richmond Police Department, around 1 a.m. on June 14th they were dispatched to the intersection of Edwards and Ballard Drive, in reference to a male subject hitting a car with a wooden stick.
Police found the suspect matching the description provided by the owner of the car, identified as Jerry E. Fryer. However, after dropping the stick he ran from police and did not stop until he hit a fence. Police continue that Fryer then maintained an aggressive stance towards police. The chase then continued, with Fryer allegedly continuing to be threatening towards officers.
The citation continues that after a brief struggle, two officers were able to take Fryer into custody. Officers report that Fryer was speaking to multiple individuals who were not present as he was placed in the cruiser. Upon speaking to the victim, the taillight on the car was broken, totaling around $200 in damage. The stick as well as photographs of the damage to the car were logged by Richmond Police.
Fryer was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police on foot, menacing, and public intoxication excluding alcohol. Fryer has no address and was listed on the citation as homeless.