Deputies nab Robertson burglary suspects

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By Ben Hyatt

Two Northern Kentucky men face multiple charges after allegedly breaking into a home in Robertson County and fleeing to Harrison County.
A call was made to Cynthiana dispatch Friday afternoon, Sept. 7, for a possible robbery taking place at 128 Batte Lane in Robertson County.
According to Harrison County Detective Paul Olin, two men had allegedly broken into a house where they were allegedly caught by the homeowner.
According to a KSP press release, the homeowner entered the residence where he found both male subjects inside.
The press release stated that one of the men pulled a gun on the homeowner at which time the homeowner also produced a gun causing the male subject to drop his weapon.
The two men ran out of the home only to find their vehicle blocked in by the homeowner, causing them to flee the scene on foot towards a wooded area.
“The incident started in Robertson County, however, the two men were seen fleeing the area heading toward Harrison County,” said Det. Paul Olin. “We had a good idea where they might be, so we drove to the area where they might show up.”
Olin said while driving on US 62 East just past Claysville Store, two men fitting the description were seen walking toward the highway.
“Dispatch had notified us that the two men could possibly be armed with a stolen handgun so extra precaution was taken once they were spotted,” explained Olin. “I ordered the two men on the ground and waited for the assistance of another deputy.”
Olin said once Harrison County Sheriff’s Deputy Nathan Gasser arrived on scene, the two men were searched and a loaded .380 automatic pistol was found in the pocket of Matthew Stacey, 22, of Covington.
Additional Harrison County deputies also responded on scene along with Robertson County Sheriff Randy Insko and KSP Eric Barnett.
Stacey told authorities that he and his partner, Robert Harris, 25, of Newport, Ky., met with another male subject for a drug-related transaction.
According to Olin, Stacey denied entering the Robertson County home or stealing the .380 pistol.
After further investigation a small plastic bag was found on Stacey which contained several small bags of what was believed to be narcotics.
It was later determined by Barnett that the contents found in the small bags were heroin and various other controlled substances.
Stacey was charged in Harrison County with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. Stacey was also charged with first degree trafficking of heroin, first degree possession of a controlled substance and first degree burglary.
Harris was charged with first degree wanton and endangerment and first degree burglary.
Both men are being held at Bourbon County Detention Center.