Kentucky State Police received a complaint on Cedar Hill Drive in Madison County. Neighbors reported that a female had been physically assaulted by her boyfriend and was running up the street in her underwear.
Police say Brandon Crowder, 30, of Richmond was located standing in the roadway near the caller’s address. Crowder told police that he had poured diesel fuel over himself and would set himself on fire. Crowder was near a fuel can, and was holding a lighter. Police say he eventually dropped the lighter, and was taken into custody. Madison County Fire responded to decontaminate Crowder.
Police located two females, Heather Crutcher, 29, and Mary Reily, 32, who stated they had been assaulted and held against their will by Crowder.
Crowder was arrested and lodged in the Madison County Detention Center and charged with 2 counts of Assault 4th Degree, Domestic Violence and 2 counts of Unlawful Imprisonment.