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Police: Bob Due Taken To Hospital With Self-Inflicted Knife Wound

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (WKRC) --Reported by Joe Webb   jwebb@local2.com   @joewebbwkrc

Six days after a judge questioned his mental state, fired Covington finance chief Bob Due is back in the hospital with a self-inflicted knife wound.  Covington city officials say its the second time Due has tried to take his own life since he was arrested for allegedly bilking the city of nearly $600,000.  Independence police assistant chief Dave Nichols says Due was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center after emergency crews responded to his home about 11:30 Tuesday morning.

Due was released on bond and placed in home incarceration on August 26th, 3 days after his arrest on theft and official misconduct charges.

On August 29th, emergency crews responded to a call at Dues Independence home for what officials described as an attempted suicide.  Due was released from the hospital on September 4th and appeared in court later that day for a preliminary hearing.  

During the hearing, Kenton District Judge Grothaus said he was concerned about Bob Dues well-being if he was allowed to go back home. Is anybody going to be residing with you,? Grothaus asked.  Due said his son would be living with him and his other children would be stopping by to check on him.  
Dues attorney, Tim Schneider said, I think he sees things differently now and I no longer think hes a harm to himself.

Grothaus admonished Due but allowed him back on home incarceration with added restrictions: No weapons,  medicine counts by deputy jailers and continued mental health treatment.  Due agreed.

This afternoon, Covington Mayor Sherry Carran questioned the courts decision. I dont know why they let him go back after they released him from the hospital, because we were all concerned that he was going to do this. So why didnt they have him under better safeguards?  Carran expressed concern for Due and his family.

Kenton County Commonwealths Attorney Rob Sanders said he will file a motion to revoke Bob Dues bond because hes a threat to himself and others.
 

 

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