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Chesley home invasion suspects plead not guilty

Three suspects face multiple indictments after authorities say they broke into Stan Chesley's Indian Hill home. (FOX19 NOW/file) Three suspects face multiple indictments after authorities say they broke into Stan Chesley's Indian Hill home. (FOX19 NOW/file)
Demetrius Williams, Darrell Kinney and Terry Jackson robbed Stan Chesley's Indian Hill home the night of Dec. 4. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Demetrius Williams, Darrell Kinney and Terry Jackson robbed Stan Chesley's Indian Hill home the night of Dec. 4. (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Stan Chesley (FOX19 NOW/file) Stan Chesley (FOX19 NOW/file)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The three suspects charged with holding up retired Cincinnati attorney Stan Chesley and his federal judge wife at gunpoint inside their home pleaded not guilty when they faced a judge Monday.

Terry Jackson Jr. and Darrell Kinney, both 21, and Demetrius Williams, 20, were indicted on multiple counts Friday. If convicted of all charges, each face the possibility of over 100 years in prison. 

They remain at the Hamilton County jail on $2.5 million bonds each and return to court Jan. 7.

The trio was indicted on multiple counts of aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, robbery, kidnapping, felonious assault, carrying concealed weapons and receiving stolen property.

The men followed Chesley and his wife, Judge Susan Dlott, from a Kenwood restaurant, targeting their luxury car, to their Indian Hill residence on the evening of December 4, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.

The three forced entry into the home late in the evening, reads a prepared prosecutor's statement. They confronted the judge and Mr. Chesley and ordered them around the house at gunpoint while they were stealing items from the home.

During the course of the burglary, Chesley was pushed down a small flight of steps and hurt, according to the prosecutor's office.

“Short of murder and rape, this is as serious a case as we get," Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said in a prepared statement. "People who are willing to enter someone else’s home with guns, knowing full well that the homeowners are present, and terrorize and rob the innocent homeowners are some of the most dangerous types of criminals we encounter."

Dlott and Mr. Chesley were able to flee from the home, and Dlott ran to a neighbor’s residence to call 911.

Indian Hill Rangers responded to the scene. 

Meanwhile, Madeira Police Officer Zazyeki made a traffic stop on Dawson and Eleck when a 2015 Honda Civic ran a stop sign, according to the prosecutors' office.

Jackson was driving the car, which was registered to him, and Williams and Kinney were passengers. 

The officer noticed that the trunk of the vehicle was open and could see fur coats and other items in the trunk. 

Numerous items stolen from the Chesley residence were in the car, as well as items taken in other burglary offenses, according to the prosecutor's office.

Additional charges could be pending.

After the three were arrested and placed in the Madeira police car, Kinney kicked out a car window and tried to escape, prosecutors said.

Madeira police quickly apprehended him. He was indicted on additional charges of vandalism and escape.

Deters praised law enforcement for such a swift response.

"A debt of gratitude goes to the Madeira and Indian Hill Police Departments for the excellent police work they did on this case and the amazingly quick arrest of three armed and dangerous criminals," he said.

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