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Accused in Shooting & Fire Assault on Covington Club, Man Remains Jailed

Emmert Earls remains in the Kenton County Detention Center on a $50,000 cash bond after appearing in court this week.

Earls, 42, is accused, along with fellow inmate Ricky Fields, 46, of shooting and igniting a house in Covington that is home to a biker club. The pair were arrested in early May, more than two months after the incident.

Appearing before Judge Ken Easterling in Kenton District Court, the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office said Fields admitted to his involvement and to driving the vehicle that pulled up in front of the building where shots were fired and then a flaming object was thrown. According to investigators, Earls' girlfriend also placed him at the scene.

Earls and Fields are allegedly members of the biker gang, the Highwaymen. The house they are accused of targeting was home to a rival gang, The Iron Horsemen.

Both are charged with first degree arson and wanton endangerment and their cases have been handed over to the Grand Jury.

-Michael Monks, editor

Photo: Earls appears in court on Wednesday/RCN