Reese Keith, aged 27, duct taped and robbed an elderly couple inside their own home. During his court hearing on Wednesday, he apologized to the victims, saying “I’m sorry, I’m so sorry.”
On Sunday, May 14th, he was in an accident which he walked away from. According to police officers, he was under the influence in a stolen car when the crash occurred.
Keith was also in possession of drug paraphernalia.
Keith was taken to three hospital visits because of a combination of medical issues and episodes, where he was left overnight.He snuck away early on Monday morning with an IV still in his arm.
He walked away and then robbed 90 year old Clayton Dixon and 88-year old Ella Dixon, his wife.
He hid in their garage for most of Monday, but when they returned, he threatened them and made off with one of their guns, ducktaping them down to furniture and driving off in their car. He hurt one of the victims, which bumped his transgression to a level one felony.
Four days later, Keith was captured by police in Richmond, where investigators believe Keith was squatting in a house to avoid police. It’s not clear how Keith got to Richmond, or why he was there. After being transported back to Johnson County and interviewed by Franklin police, Keith appeared in court Wednesday morning. He currently faces a total of eight criminal charges for the events of Sunday and Monday. “Two separate cases, one of them is from his initial arrest that led to him going to the hospital,” Hamner said. “And the second is from what transpired after the hospital.” The Johnson County Prosecutor’s office successfully added two amendments to the cases against Keith. One amendment elevated the burglary charge Keith faces to a Level 1 Felony. That decision came after prosecutors learned of the injuries Keith allegedly caused one of his burglary victims.