LEBANON, Ky. (WKYT) - Steven Bartley strolled into the Marion County courtroom…answering to his role on charges he was involved in a violent home invasion. He and Lawrence Inman were arrested about 2 o’clock Wednsday morning at their Shepherdsville home…less than a day after police say they robbed a woman inside her home.
“I’m very relieved. It was very scary,” said Patricia Perkins, who says she helped the victim moments after the early Tuesday morning crime.
Police say information from their investigation led them to the suspects’ home in Bullitt County where they were arrested without any trouble.
Bartley and Inman are both facing charges of robbery first degree. But Inman also faces a charge of impersonating a police officer and second degree cruelty to animals. That’s because the victim claims her kitten was seriously injured during the robbery.
The victim says one of the men posed as police officer and wore a hat with the word “detective” on it. She said she was shoved down and hit in the head while the men demanded pills. They ended up leaving with video game systems, her purse and a cell phone.
A judge set Bartley’s bond at $50,000 cash….Inman’s at $75,000.
“Relief. It is a big relief. I was scared to keep my nephew here, because I don’t want something to happen while he’s here,” said Perkins.
Police say they recovered all but one of the stolen items, and even found the “detective’s hat” worn in the robbery.