Cynthiana men arrested in connection with Monday bank robbery

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By The Staff

Note: Information on this story was released after the print deadline for this week's edition of The Cynthiana Democrat. A complete story will be in the May 1 edition.

Two Cynthiana men have been arrested in connection with a Monday morning bank robbery in Bourbon County.

According to a Kentucky State Police report, Steve Perry, 28, of Cynthiana, was arrested and charged with robbery first degree, and tampering with physical evidence.

Perry is believed to be the person who entered the Kentucky Bank in North Middletown, brandished a silver handgun and demanded money, the release said.

Also charged was Christopher Robertson, 28, also of Cynthiana.

Robertson was charged with first degree complicity to commit robbery and tampering with physical evidence. It is believed that Roberston was waiting in a 1992 Honda Accord near the bank.

Both men were lodged in the Bourbon County Jail. The Accord was registered to North Broadway Auto Sales of Lexington, but had been sold to Robertson in February.

The vehicle was recovered Tuesday in the Licking River in Berry.

Robbery first degree and complicity to commit robbery first degree are both class B felonies, punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison. Tampering with physical evidence is a class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison.