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Two Louisville men accused of tying up 71-year-old woman in her own home

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Michael Decker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Michael Decker (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Louisville men have been arrested after police say they broke into a 71-year-old woman's home, and tied her up while taking her valuables.

According to arrest reports, it happened July 5 at 4 a.m. That's when police say 23-year-old Michael R. Decker and 23-year-old Nathan Kelso -- along with one unnamed accomplice -- forced their way into the woman's home, armed with handguns, and tied her hands and feet with zip ties.

Police say that, for two hours, the woman was restrained while the three men took $4,000 worth of property from her home.

The men eventually left the home with the woman's property. She then went to her neighbor's home, still wearing the zip ties.

According to an arrest warrant, Decker took bottled water from the woman's refrigerator and drank from it while he was inside the house. Police say he left the bottled water behind when he left the home. Police later recovered the bottle and were able to pull fingerprints from it, according to the warrant. Those prints were allegedly matched to Decker.

Decker was arrested July 11, and allegedly admitted to his involvement; police say Decker also identified his accomplices.

Kelso was arrested the next day. Decker is charged with burglary and Kelso is charged with robbery.

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