Murder parolee arrested after fight at Richmond night club

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Roneil O. Cornelison
Roneil O. Cornelison

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) -Officers arrested a Richmond man after being called to the Manhattan Club on Water Street early Sunday morning.

According to police, a call came in just before 1:00 a.m. about a fight in progress at the club.  When officers arrived, they say they were met in the parking lot by an employee who pointed out 38-year-old Roneil O. Cornelison as one of the people involved.  Cornelison reportedly tried to run away, but was quickly caught, according to officers.  Officers say employees had removed Cornelison from the club after he became unruly.

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Police say when they searched Cornelison, they found three baggies of heroin and one baggie of cocaine.  In his car, officers say they found a scale and a small amount of suspected synthetic marijuana.  Police also say they discovered that Cornelison is currently on parole from a murder conviction from 1998.  He was paroled in November of 2014, which would have ended in August of this year, according to officers.

Cornelison was taken to the Madison Co. Detention Center and was charged with drug trafficking, trafficking within 100 feet of a school, possession, terroristic threatening, and fleeing or evading police.