Man injured, still in hospital after armed robbery
Ralden Mansfield, 32, of Stacy Lane, was arrested after attempting to rob a home on Sub Station Road with a loaded handgun Friday afternoon.
According the citation, Mansfield kicked in the front door of a home belonging to Danny and Kathy Parsons armed with a Smith and Wesson 357 magnum revolver.
Police received a call to respond to a fight in progress on Sub Station Road at 3 p.m.
Estill County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy Farthing responded and was advised that a male subject had a gun to the head of another male.
Farthing could see Mansfield through the front door that had been kicked in and ordered him outside at gunpoint.
Farthing removed the loaded gun from Mansfield’s waistband. After he was unarmed, he admitted to kicking in the door and assaulting Danny and Kathy Parsons.
A neighbor said she heard a lot of noise coming from the residence and came over to see what was going on. She said when she opened the front door, she saw Mansfield on top of Kathy hitting her in the face. When she went to help, she said Mansfield punched her in the face.
She said he then pulled out his gun and pointing it at everyone. She left the residence and called 911.
Mansfield said he went to the residence to confront Danny Parsons about a gun that his father sold Parsons. He claimed Parsons did not pay for the gun and said that’s when the altercation began.
Mansfield said he then left the residence to retrieve his own handgun and came back. When he could not open the door, he said he kicked it in and then began to assault him.
Mansfield then said he went over to ask about some Xanax pills that had been stolen.
Farthing said Mansfield was intoxicated and reported he was foaming from the mouth and had glassy eyes.
He said he had taken Ritalin and Xanax. Farthing said his statements kept changing and he could not make sense of his train of thought.
Mansfield’s father was on the scene as well, but would not give a statement.
He told officers he told his son not to worry about the gun and that Parsons would pay for it.
Danny Parsons was severely injured during the altercation and had to be flown to University of Kentucky Hospital in Lexington.
He was on oxygen at the time of the robbery and, due to his health issues, he could not provide a statement at this time.
Kathy Parsons said Mansfield attempted to steal their television while in the home. The plug was damaged and the screen was broken during the altercation.
Mansfield is being charged with first-degree robbery, a Class B felony, and public intoxication. Bond is set at $25,000 cash.