|Michael Fox was arrested at Imperial Apartments in Fort Thomas last month./CCDC|
Last month, Fort Thomas Matters followed an extended police response to Imperial Apartments, located at the intersection of S. Fort Thomas and Grand Avenues. Now, FTM has learned what happened.
Michael Fox (pictured above) was taken under arrest at the scene on Dec. 30.
Eyewitness accounts from the scene reported what sounded like a domestic disturbance in one of the apartments. One eyewitness said, "(The residents) are fighting amongst each other and throwing out accusations that certain people have drugs and guns."
Eyewitnesses also reported that a suspect had fled the scene upon the arrival of the police.
FTPD and the Campbell County Detention Center have both confirmed Fox, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and did attempt to flee the scene. He was arrested on charges of resisting arrest, attempting to evade or flee police, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Imperial Apartments residents have been no strangers to disturbances and police visits over the last several years. Last month's incident was just the latest in a string of police responses to the location, despite Police Chief Mike Daly's report during a 2013 City Council meeting that police patrolling has been increased in the area.
At that same meeting, City Attorney Jann Seidenfaden explained that ordinances that would hold landlord's more accountable for the behavior of their tenants have been proposed in the past, but never enacted.
- Staff report