Crime

2 men arrested in Lexington break-in

Two men suspected in a Lexington break-in were arrested Friday morning at their home, Lexington police spokesman Lt. Doug Pape said.

Negotiators talked Jeremy Hersey, 23, and Christian Cox, 18, out of two separate apartments at 2101 Fontaine Road where the men had retreated for about four hours after the break-in. Hersey's brother, Justin, was released, police said. Jeremy Hersey and Cox were charged with first-degree burglary.

Pape said Lexington police's emergency-response unit went to the scene, but negotiators got the men to surrender and they were arrested. Traffic near Richmond Road was tied up until the men were arrested.

Police say that at 4:30 a.m., the two men broke the door of Thomas Henke's home on Pleasant Ridge Way in Lexington. Henke told police that one man was armed with a gun. The victim knew the suspects, which led police to the Fontaine address, Pape said.

Nothing was taken during the break-in, but Henke was hit in the head with the handgun. He was taken to UK Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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