Louisville man arrested after victim allegedly beaten with hammer
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Money and jewelry: Louisville Metro Police say that's what two men told them they were after when they invaded a man's home and beat him with a hammer.
The alleged incident took place just after 10 p.m. Sunday at a home on Summerview Drive, near Blevins Gap Rd. and E. Orell Rd.
Police say 36-year-old Michael E. Luker and an accomplice entered the victim's home after he opened his front door. The accomplice then punched the man in the face.
Shortly after that, police say the men took him to his back bedroom where they assaulted him numerous times, beating and kicking the victim. The accomplice allegedly hit him several times with a hammer.
The victim later told police that both men were demanding money and jewelry. The pair left after police say they took $800, a gold necklace and Hydrocodone pills.
Police say the victim later identified both men from photographs.
Luker was arrested Tuesday afternoon at his home on Fincastle Trail. The status of the accomplice is not known.
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