Arrest made in Tishoff Drive killing

jmadden@herald-leader.comNovember 14, 2013 

A Lexington man has been arrested in the death of a man found beaten and stabbed in a house on Tishoff Drive this month, police said Thursday.

Kentucky State Police arrested Henry Stacy in Manchester, accusing him in the death of Tom Rogers, the release said. Investigators were following up on statements from witnesses, police spokeswoman Sherelle Roberts said.

Stacy was charged with murder, first-degree robbery and tampering with evidence. He was lodged in the Fayette County jail on Thursday night.

Police released a sketch Monday of a man wanted for questioning in Rogers' death.

Rogers, 74, was found by his wife about 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8 at their house in the 1200 block of Tishoff Drive, police said.

Rogers was rushed to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a little after 6 p.m.

Details about the killing will come out in court, Roberts said.

Rogers was home alone at the time of the attack. Police said his wife told them she had left for a short time and returned to find the front door open and her husband unresponsive on the floor.

Police confirmed Monday that several valuable items were missing from the house. They said it appeared that there was no forced entry into the house, which is off Tates Creek Road.

Rogers was a native of Louisville. He was a Navy and Naval Reserve veteran. On Monday, the doorstep of his home was covered with candles, letters and flags for Veteran's Day.

Milward Funeral Directors handled arrangements. Services were private.

Justin Madden: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLpublicsafety

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