Fifth man arrested in connection to deadly Rowan Co. home invasion

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - UPDATE: Kentucky State Police have arrested a fifth person in connection to the murder of a Rowan County man.

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Police had been searching for five men all week, even asking for the public's help in finding some of them. Now, all of the members of the group are behind bars and charged with murder.

Kentucky State Police arrested Anthony Paysen in Hodgenville Thursday morning. He will soon be on his way to the Rowan County Detention Center to join four other men arrested for the same crime.

Wednesday night, police arrested Jaque Abrams. Authorities say Julius Kolowitz turned himself in.

On Tuesday, Demario Powell and Marcus Stewart were arrested, one day after Bo Otis died at UK Hospital. Otis was shot in the head during a home invasion at the Rose Mobile Home Park in Morehead on Sunday.

According to Powell and Stewart’s arrest citation, they admitted to being with other people during the crime and identified them to police. They also admitted the plan was to steal drugs and cash from the home.

Powell and Stewart were arraigned in court Wednesday morning. Both of them pleaded 'not guilty' and are scheduled to be back in court on July 2nd. Abrams and Kolowitz will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

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Police are searching for three more people in connection with a fatal home invasion.

Bo Otis, 20, of Owingsville, died Monday at the UK hospital after he was shot in the head during a home invasion at the Rose Mobile Home Park in Morehead on Sunday.

Kentucky State Police arrested Demario Powell, 18, and Marcus Stewart,18, Tuesday night and booked them into the Rowan County Detention Center for murder.

The district court clerk's office tells us both are charged in Otis' murder and were arraigned in court Wednesday morning, and pleaded not guilty.

Now police are searching for Anthony Paysen, Julius Kolowitz and Jaque Abrams who they say might be connected to the shooting.

According to their arrest citation, Powell and Stewart admitted to being with other people and identified them to police. They also admitted the plan was to steal drugs and cash from the home.

Stewart told police he was the lookout person and had previously been inside the house, according to the citation.

The paperwork also says Powell admitted to driving the car away from the scene.

"With it being in a neighborhood like this, a quite neighborhood. It shows anything can happen at any given time," said Darren Moore, a resident at the mobile home park.

Powell and Stewart will be back in court on July 2.




 
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