Two elderly men were robbed in their homes in the Mousie community of Knott County early Tuesday.
State police said in a news release that they were called at about 3:20 a.m. about armed robberies at the homes of Willie and Nero Patton.
The robbers used force to enter the first residence and rob one of the men. They then went to the second home, entered with a shotgun and robbed and assaulted the other man.
Steven Short, 34, of Mousie was charged with first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and theft by unlawful taking of a firearm. He was taken to the Kentucky River Regional Detention Center.
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State police said charges are pending against Heath Slone, 28, of Mousie, who was taken into custody and then taken to Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center for treatment.