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Ft. Mitchell Bank Robber Arrested, Retired Covington Detective Makes the Bust

The man who robbed a Ft. Mitchell bank on Friday is now behind bars.

Kenneth Todd Honaker, 30, of Cold Spring, is charged with second degree robbery and is in the Kenton County Detention Center. 

He is accused of robbing the Victory Community Bank on on Chamber Center Drive on Friday afternoon.

Ft. Mitchell Police Chief Jeff Eldridge said that Ft. Mitchell Detective Ron Wietholter, who retired from the Covington Police Department, made the arrest, made possible by Ft. Mitchell and Campbell Co. officers working together in a joint investigation.

"I would like to thank Fort Mitchell Detective Ron Wietholter and Officer Ryan Markus of the Campbell County Police Department's Heroin Task Force for their efforts in brining this case to a conclusion," Eldridge posted to Facebook. "I would also like to thank Officer Travis Brown of the Fort Mitchell Police Department who also assisted in the investigation."

Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders told WLWT that Honnaker owed money to his heroin dealer.

Honnaker is being held without bond and is to appear in court Monday at 8:30 a.m.

"I am proud of our department," Eldridge continued. "Our officers have the 'Never Give Up' attitude that it takes to be successful in law enforcement. I have been blessed with talented officers who want to make a difference each and every day they come to work!"

Photo: Kenneth Todd Honnaker/Kenton Co. Detention Center