UPDATE: Court documents identify suspect arrested after allegedly posing as cop and robbing Bullitt Co. couple
WDRB News has learned the identity of one of the suspects accused of posing as a Louisville Metro Police officer, handcuffing a Bullitt County couple, locking them in a bathroom and robbing them.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- WDRB News has learned the identity of one of the suspects accused of posing as a Louisville Metro Police officer, handcuffing a Bullitt County couple, locking them in a bathroom and robbing them.
According to an arrest report, 45-year-old Joseph Patrick Kean was taken into custody at 1 a.m. Monday.
Kean is one of three people who were involved in the incident, according to the arrest report.
It all happened at the home of Ed and Maureen Cundiff.
On Sunday evening, the Cundiffs' front yard featured an assortment of recovered tools and equipment alongside a badly damaged pick-up truck. They were the remnants of a violent home invasion Sunday morning at the home on Beech Grove Road in which the couple said they were handcuffed, locked in a bathroom, and robbed by the men posing as police officers.
"Somebody knocked on the door very, very loudly," described Maureen Cundiff who was eating breakfast at the time.
"They said 'open up, it's the police. We have a search warrant,'" recalled Ed Cundiff.
"As soon as I opened it, they got their guns on our faces," said Maureen Cundiff.
The Cundiffs say the two men claimed to be Louisville Metro Police officers and both were wearing bullet-proof vests and carrying badges and pistols.
"I demanded to see the search warrant and he didn't want to show it. I tried to look at his name on his badge and it didn’t have one," said Maureen Cundiff.
"At that time, they started getting a little indignant and 'cuffed us and took us back to the bathroom and locked us in the bathroom," said Ed Cundiff.
The couple says they were locked in their bathroom for an hour and a half as they listened to the men ransack the home. The thieves left with tools, electronics, $1,100 in cash, and the Cundiff’s pick-up truck.
Ed and Maureen Cundiff say they were eventually able to escape and call for help.
"I'm just glad that we're okay," said Maureen Cundiff. "The other stuff, it can be replaced."
Once the couple's pick-up was reported stolen, deputies with the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office say they were able to track the truck to Preston Highway in Lebanon Junction.
Deputies say Kean -- who was driving the truck -- rammed into a marked sheriff’s cruiser and then crashed into a cable barrier at mile marker 109 on I-65 north.
The deputy's cruiser was then struck by a semi. The deputy had minor injuries.
Investigators say Kean tried to run away while still wearing body armor. He was taken into custody and transported to University Hospital due to his injuries from the crash.
Another suspect got away in another car.
Officials say more information will be released on Monday.
According to the arrest report, Kean initially began cooperating with investigators, but when he asked for an attorney, investigators stopped questioning him. He is currently being held in the Bullitt County Detention Center.
He's charged with attempted murder, first degree robbery, first degree wanton endangerment, theft by unlawful taking, impersonating a peace officer, burglary, fleeing police and receipt of stolen property.
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