LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police have released detailed information on why they believe Henry Mitchell Stacy, 40, is responsible for the murder of Tom Rogers, 74, of Lexington.
Stacy's arrest report shows that Rogers was found dead inside his Tishoff Drive home one week ago. Detectives said that Stacy broke into Rogers' home just before 6 p.m. on Friday. Once he was inside, police said Stacy assaulted the older man with various objects.
When Rogers was dead, police say Stacy stole money, jewelry, and a gun out of the home.
Through the course of the investigation, a witness told detectives Stacy knew police would be looking for the vehicle he used when he left his victims house, so he sold it to a scrap yard.
Detectives also talked to a witness who says Stacy actually told them "went into a man's house to rob it and he killed the man."
Stacy is charged with murder, robbery, and tampering with physical evidence. He was arraigned on Friday via video from jail and even asked the judge about his bond.
"I'm not going to fix the bond," said Judge Joseph Bouvier. "You currently have a capital offense."
We looked into Stacy's criminal past and found that he has several prior charges in Jessamine County but none in Fayette County.
Stacy's preliminary hearing is set for November 20.