Richard Cecil Armstrong


EDMONTON, KY – Troopers with Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 15 in Columbia have made an arrest in an ongoing investigation into an attempted sexual abuse in Metcalfe County. 

The investigation began on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 when KSP Troopers received a report of attempted sexual abuse. It was discovered that Richard Cecil Armstrong, age 23 of Cave City, had attempted to engage in inappropriate physical contact with a juvenile in Metcalfe County.

As a result of the investigation, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Mr. Armstrong charging him with Rape 3rd Degree (Attempt).

On Thursday, March 7, 2024, KSP Post 15 Troopers, along with the Metcalfe County Sheriff’s Office, responded to a residence on Goodluck Beaumont Road in Metcalfe County to attempt to locate Mr. Armstrong.

Upon Trooper Brandon Poole’s arrival at the residence, he observed Mr. Armstrong fleeing away from the residence and into a field. Trooper Brandon Poole apprehended Mr. Armstrong after a foot pursuit.

The arrest warrant was served on Mr. Armstrong. Furthermore, Richard Cecil Armstrong was also arrested and charged with the following additional charges:

  • Fleeing or Evading Police 1st Degree (On Foot)
  • Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree – Police Officer (2 Counts)
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief 3rd Degree
  • Giving Officer False Identifying Information

Mr. Armstrong was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center and is currently held on a $25,000 cash bond.

Photo of the accused is courtesy of the Barren County Detention Center.

The case is being investigated by Trooper Ricky Cross.

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