UPDATE: Clay Co. murder suspect faced several charges in his past

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - UPDATE: A man arrested in connection to a murder investigation in Clay County faces several other charges dating back to 2004.

Courtesy Butler County (Ohio) Jail

Court officials said in 2011 that Kenneth Grubb was ordered to prison in Ohio after an aggravated robbery charge.

Grubb also faced several other charges in theft and assault case over the last 13 years.

Grubb was arrested on Friday in Butler County, Ohio and charged with murder in connection to the death of Robert Burns in Clay County.

Officials have not said when Burns will be extradited back to Kentucky.


UPDATE: The jailer at the Butler County Sheriff's Office confirms to WKYT that Kenneth Grubb, wanted for the murder of Robert Burns in Clay County, was arrested Friday night.

The jailer tells WKYT that officers with the Hamilton Police Department arrested Grubb around 9 p.m. Friday night. As of 12:23 a.m. Saturday, workers at the jail were still processing Grubb.

The jailer tells WKYT that they have a hold on Grubb for Kentucky State Police.

KSP Post 11 also confirms that Grubb was arrested in Ohio.

Police say they have positively identified remains found in a wooded area in Clay County as Robert Burns. Police have also identified a suspect in Burns's death.

Police issued a warrant for murder for Kenneth Grubb, 41, of Manchester.

"If someone sees Mr. Grubb or knows where he is at, contact us at here at the state police post. Your name won't be mentioned. Do not approach the suspect," said Kentucky State Police Trooper Lloyd Cochran.

Kimberly Shouse, Burns' sister, told WKYT's Garrett Wymer on the phone Friday night that she is glad investigators think they know who killed her brother, but she will feel better once they find him.

"You can't run, you can't hide after you murdered someone and took their life," Shouse said. "I don't understand why he don't give himself up and let the police know he did a bad thing."

Someone discovered Burns's remains in a wooded area off Sol Hollow Road in the Oneida community on May 4. Burns went missing more than a week before police found his body. At the time, relatives told WKYT's Phil Pendleton Burns was the victim of a recent theft and had run people off his property for trying to steal his 4-wheeler.

Police have not released information on a motive for the crime or said exactly how he was killed.

KSP is requesting that anyone with additional information concerning this investigation or the whereabouts of Mr. Grubb to contact Post 11 at 606-878-6622 or 1-800-222-5555.

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