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Bedford Men Took Knives "Just In Case"
Updated December 11, 2014 9:02 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(PAOLI) - More details have been released in the attempted murder case of a West Baden Springs couples.

20-year-old Tanner Stickney and 21-year-old Cody Lake, both of Bedford, have been charged with the crime that happened at the home of Robert and Donna Meehan on Dec. 4. 20-year-old Kenzi Cox, also of Bedford, stayed in the car while the men entered the home and robbed and stabbed the couple.

Both men are charged with felony counts of attempted murder, burglary, and attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. Kenzi Cox is facing a felony charge of aiding, inducing or causing burglary with serious bodily injury.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on Dec, 4 around 2:45 a.m. the two men, wearing masks, entered the Meehan home though a bathroom window.

The two men approached the couple and demanded their medications and money. During the altercation, 54-year-old Robert Meehan was stabbed in the abdomen and leg and 62-year-old Donna, who is Stickney's grandmother, was stabbed in the neck.

Police interviewed the three suspects at the Shelby County Security Center later that night after an all-day manhunt.

The three were arrested after police attempted to stop their vehicle around 5 p.m. on Interstate 65, north of Columbus.

Lake told police he and Stickney planned the robbery and Stickney had taken knives "just in case." The two cut the phone lines and screen to the bathroom window. After entering the home they encountered Robert Meehan near the bathroom. Lake told police he saw blood and that Meehan kicked Stickney in the groin before running toward the back of the house. That is when Lake saw Donna attempting to call police. Lake told police he went toward her and made a swiping motion with his knife at Donna.

The two men then fled.

Stickney told police the same story. But that Robert Meehan had kicked him in the groin after he stabbed Meehan in the abdomen.

Stickney told police that he wished he had killed Meehan.

Cox told police that she knew the men were going to the Meehan's "to commit a burglary and to get pills." She added that Stickney was still holding a knife and had blood on his hands when he got into the car and that she knew the people inside had been stabbed because Stickney had talked about it.

The three were arrested in Shelby County after officers attempted to stop the three on Interstate 65 north of Columbus.

The pursuit traveled north on I-65, exited at the 80 mile marker, and traveled then east on State Road 252.

The suspects stopped near Flat Rock along State Road 252 in Shelby County and were taken into custody at 5:17 p.m. and jailed on charges of possessing a controlled substance.

Lake also is accused of resisting law enforcement in Shelby County.

The three remained in the Shelby County jail as of Wednesday morning. It isn't known when they will be brought to Orange County for initial hearings



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