Man beaten with baseball bat during armed robbery

STANFORD – An investigation is underway after an armed robbery resulted in injury for a local homeowner who was assaulted with a baseball bat as suspects stole his wallet, gun and televisions.
It was about 12:48 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 when Lincoln County Sheriff’s Deputy Chase Marcum responded to a call reporting an armed robbery at 1864 Ky. Hwy. 78 in the Rowland community.
By the time Marcum arrived, the perpetrators had fled the scene, leaving behind a beaten homeowner and his 74-year-old mother who was unharmed but shaken by the invasion.
Marcum said two male subjects are believed to have entered the home through a back door – one armed with a handgun and another armed with a baseball bat.
During the invasion, Marcum said the suspect with the bat entered the homeowners’ bedroom while he slept and armed himself with a handgun that was laying on the nightstand.
“They struck him a couple times with the bat, took his gun and then they took his wallet and things of that nature out of his room,” he said. “They also took a flatscreen T.V. out of the room.”
On the way out, another T.V. was taken out of the living room, Marcum said.
The homeowner’s 74-year-old mother was asleep in her bedroom when she heard the commotion.
“They didn’t harm her physically, they just spooked her and scared her quite a bit,” Marcum said.
While the perpetrators were able to leave the area that night before law enforcement arrived, Marcum said the sheriff’s office is investigating leads on the potential subjects.