Good Samaritans help Lexington officer make arrest

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington police officer got some help taking a suspect into custody Sunday.

According to court documents, an officer pulled over a car in front of the Bluegrass Extended Stay on Richmond Road Sunday after he spotted a passenger not wearing a seat belt.

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The officer recognized the passenger as 41-year-old Adrian Richardson, who had a warrant out for his arrest and was considered armed and dangerous.

The officer says Richardson gave him a false name then took off running through traffic.

According to the officer, Richardson had his hand in one pocket the entire time he was running.

When the officer caught up to him, he used a taser on Richardson twice, but says Richardson then grabbed the taser from him.

That’s when two citizens jumped in to help tackle Richardson to the ground so the officer could take him into custody.

Richardson was wanted for firing several shots at his ex-girlfriend as she was driving on Devonport Drive on May 1, according to police.

She was not injured.