The following information was taken from Ashland Police Department reports:


Police have obtained warrants charging an Ironton man with robbery and other offenses following an incident Thursday at Hillcrest Apartments.

Officers were summoned to Hillcrest following a report of a domestic assault. Upon their arrival, the suspect, Robert D. Jones, 23, fled the scene in a stolen vehicle, nearly striking one of the officers.

The car, a Nissan Sentra, belonged to the 21-year-old female assault victim, police said. The woman was struck with a brass lamp and was bleeding from a head laceration, but refused medical treatment.

Jones fled north on U.S. 23 and eventually crossed the Ironton-Russell Bridge into Ohio, police said.

In addition to robbery, Jones is charged with second-degree assault, first-degree wanton endangerment and first-degree fleeing or evading police.

Auto theft

A Pomeroy, Ohio, man reported that his 2002 Saturn, valued at $9,500, was stolen between Aug. 2 and Thursday while it was parked at the Ashland Transportation Center on 15th Street.


Two women reported having purses stolen from their cars Tuesday at the Ashland Tennis Center, 1300 Oakview Road. In both cases, the suspect smashed out the vehicles’ side windows to get to the purses.

Two Hilton Avenue residents reported having stereos stolen from the vehicles Thursday. One of the thefts was in the 1600 block of Hilton; the other in the 1800 block.

A resident of the 2100 block of Blackburn Avenue reported Thursday that a Honda push mower had been stolen from the his home.

A man living in the 3300 block of Christy Street reported Wednesday that a 72-inch round marbled glass patio table had been stolen from his residence.

A resident of the 2800 block of Hilton Avenue reported Wednesday that a mountain bike, valued at $100, had been stolen from her home.

A Huntington woman reported Thursday that her purse, umbrella and other items, with a total value of $912, were stolen last month on the King’s Daughters Medical Center campus.

Criminal mischief

A 27-year-old Huntington man was arrested early Friday morning for allegedly vandalizing a soft drink machine at Clark’s Pump N Shop, 1800 Winchester Ave. Damage to the machine was estimated at $1,500.

POLICE BEAT is published every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Tips on crimes may be submitted anonymously to the Ashland Police Department by calling the Silent Witness hotline at (606) 329-1771, or by e-mailing them to

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