Rachel Rice

Rachel Rice

ASHLAND A meth-smoking woman is in custody after she walked towards police with not one, but two hunting knives, according to court records.

The records further show when officers drew their service pistols, the woman took off, refusing to heed to every mother’s warning about running around with sharp objects.

Just before 7 p.m. Sunday, Ashland Police were dispatched to the 400 block of Winchester Avenue for reports of a woman standing in the middle of traffic. When officers arrived, an arrest warrant shows they found 40-year-old Rachel L. Rice, of Greenup, lying in the road at 39th Street, near Brown.

When an officer walked towards Rice, she began to scream she was on meth and couldn’t control herself, the warrant states.

“It was clear that Rice was under the influence to the degree she was a danger to herself and others,” an officer wrote in her warrant.

Upon being told she’d be under arrest, Rice pulled the two knives out of her waistband, pointed them at officers and came at them, records show.

That’s when officers drew their guns, the warrant states.

After a short foot pursuit, Rice dropped the weapons and was taken into custody, records show.

She then spit and kicked at officers while being placed into a cruiser, police noted.

Rice was charged Monday in Boyd County District Court with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree fleeing or evasion, second-offense public intoxication, third-degree assault, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed deadly weapon. She was also charged with violating probation.

In February 2019, Rice was placed on probation for first-degree possession of methamphetamine and a public intoxication charge, per online records.

Jail records show she is currently ineligible for bail due to the violation, but does have a $10,000 cash bond for the fresh charges.

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