Clark man indicted for fetal homicide from April crash

The grand jury indicted a Winchester man for fetal homicide from a 2019 crash on Rockwell Road.

Desmond Davis, 23, was first charged in July for the crash after investigators received toxicology test results. According to the indictment, Davis was under the influence of fentanyl.

According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Davis was driving a Dodge Durango around 9 a.m. April 19, 2019. Witnesses said he was swerving on the road before his vehicle spun in front of an oncoming pickup truck driven by Cassie Arreguin.

Arreguin was 28 weeks pregnant at the time, and her unborn child did not survive the crash. Arreguin was also injured.

Davis was indicted for driving under the influence, third-degree fetal homicide, first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. Third-degree fetal homicide carries a sentence of 20 years to life upon conviction. He is being held in the Clark County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond.

The grand jury also indicted a suspect in an April stabbing where the victim’s nose was cut off.

Michael D. McIntosh, 45, of 850 Bypass Road, was arrested following the April 22 incident on Depot Street.

According to Winchester Police, officers received conflicting stories about what happened. The victim, Ernest Campbell, said McIntosh just jumped on him and started stabbing with a knife. McIntosh told police the two had known each other for a while and the assault stemmed from a dispute.

Campbell said McIntosh kept putting him on the ground during the fight. During the altercation, Campbell’s nose was severed and he had other facial lacerations. Campbell was released following surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

McIntosh was indicted for first-degree assault.

The grand jury also indicted a man who allegedly rammed a police cruiser and then fled on foot while naked.

Zackariah O. Young, 33, was indicted for second-degree assault, resisting arrest, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, first-degree indecent exposure and second-degree persistent felony offender for the May 15 incident.

Winchester Police said officers were called to the B-Kwik Shell on Boonesboro Road around 4:21 a.m. that day for a suspicious man hanging around the business who was partially naked. Officers found the person, who said he needed to get to Richmond.

Twenty minute later, Winchester Police Sgt. Marty Jackson stopped at a gas station on Bypass Road when another vehicle entered the lot, blowing its horn. The car went straight to Jackson’s cruiser and rammed it several times.

The driver then got out of the car and ran. Officers later captured Young on the other side of Bypass Road.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments Tuesday:

— Dana L .Fultz Jr., reckless driving, failure to or improper signal, failure to wear seat belt, first-degree fleeing or evading police, first-degree criminal mischief, driving under the influence, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, speeding, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Alexander Eastridge, second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, convicted felon in possession of a handgun, receiving stolen property – firearm, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Charles A. Parker, second-degree criminal trespass, third-degree criminal mischief.

— Donnie M. Brown and Ruby T. Wells, theft by unlawful taking, (two counts), first-degree persistent felony offender (Brown).

— Roger T. Collins, failure to comply with sex offender registry, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Eric V. Brown and James E. Adkins Jr., first-degree burglary (two counts), possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts)

— Benjamin F. Larson, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, third-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, driving on a suspended operator’s license, no motorcycle operator’s license, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Edwin M. Leis, first-degree wanton endangerment, fourth-degree assault domestic violence, public intoxication.

— Dalton R. Rogers and Brandon L. Turner, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), complicity to first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance (two counts), second-degree felony offender (Rogers)

— John E. Maupin, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, second-degree persistent felony offender.

— Benjamin A. Smith, first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree persistent felony offender.

— Jasmine L. Fox, tampering with a prisoner monitoring device.

— Jasmine L. Fox, theft by unlawful taking, third-degree assault, resisting arrest.

— Donnie M. Brown, theft of identity, second-degree possession of a controlled substance, tampering with physical evidence, first-degree persistent felony offender.

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