Georgetown man assaulted, robbed while doing yard work

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - A man just doing some work in his front yard ended up being attacked in a robbery. Georgetown Police say Robert Tucker, 23, stole the victim's wallet. But they say it didn't take them long to track him down and arrest him.

"It was going to be a good day," said Alice Stamps, the victim's wife. "I wanted it to be a good day."

But this beautiful July day took a turn for the worst for Clarence and Alice Stamps.

"He was out there and washing a bucket out with a hose, and the young man came walking up through there," said Stamps.

Her husband, who everyone knows as "Lucky," wasn't so lucky when he was attacked, minding his own business and front yard.

"He had a big place here and a big cut back here," said Stamps. "The guy took a rock and bashed him in the head twice."

All the 72-year-old could do was fight back.

"Lucky was kicking at him," said Stamps. "And he told him that if you don't give me your billfold, then I'll pick up the bigger rock and smash you in with it."

That left him bleeding and robbed with neighbors witnessing it all.

It's a random act of violence that Georgetown Police say is directly connected to the drug problem in this part of the state.

"It's something that we're going to have to continue to combat," said Capt. Robert Swanigan, with Georgetown Police.

Having their suspect in custody, Georgetown Police have already learned that drugs were the brains behind this assault.

"It appears he's got a drug dependency," said Capt. Swanigan. "Sounds like a pretty significant heroin problem."

"Lucky" was in the wrong place at the wrong time but is pretty lucky to be alive.

Robert Tucker has been booked in the Scott County Jail. Police charged him with first degree robbery.

The victim was treated in a hospital emergency room and is expected to be okay.

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