Police searching for two brothers who allegedly murdered man in Clinton

bestep@herald-leader.comSeptember 21, 2012 

Phillip M. Roberts, left, and Thomas A. Roberts.

Police are searching for two brothers who allegedly murdered a man in Clinton County.

Warrants have been issued charging Phillip M. Roberts, 33, and Thomas A. Roberts, 38, with murder, according to a news release from Kentucky State Police.

The victim, 73-year-old James F. Perdue, was found dead Wednesday at his house in rural Clinton County. A friend found Perdue.

Police have not released details of the investigation, and Perdue's cause of death won't be confirmed until an autopsy scheduled for Friday, according to the news release.

Both men wanted in the case are from Albany.

Phillip M. Roberts is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds. He is white and has blue eyes and brown hair, state police said.

Thomas A. Roberts is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 155 pounds. He is white and has brown hair and eyes.

The two are believed to be driving a black, 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with damage on the driver's side. The license number is 802-MXV.

The two should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Police asked that anyone with information on their whereabouts call local authorities or state polcie at (800)222-5555.

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