Robert Due: Emergency crews respond to home of former Covington finance director

Police: Due had 'self-inflicted' stab wound

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. -- Former Covington Finance Director Robert Due was hospitalized Tuesday with a self-inflicted stab wound to his abdomen, Asst. Independence Police Chief Dave Nichols said.

Crews were at Due's residence in the 5100 block of Dana Harvey Lane in Independence, Ky. at about 11 a.m.

After Tuesday's dispatch to Dana Harvey Lane, Commonwealth's attorney Rob Sanders stated he was filing a motion to revoke Due's bond because he is a threat to himself and others.

"There will be no criminal charges filed as a result (of this incident)," Sanders said.

Due appeared in court last Wednesday afternoon for the first time since he attempted suicide last week after being accused of stealing $600,000 from the city.

A judge expressed concern for Due’s mental health but allowed Due to stay at home on electronic monitoring rather than send him to jail or back to the hospital. Due will be living with his son but not his wife.

Due left the hospital last Wednesday morning for the first time since Aug. 27.

"The judge made it very clear he was concerned about the defendant's own mental health and well being," Sanders said earlier.  "We don't want to have any more tragedies on our hands or anything to make this case worse than it already is."

Due, who was Covington’s finance director since 1999, pleaded not guilty last week to theft, unlawful access to a computer, criminal possession of a forged instrument and official misconduct.

If convicted, he could face 20 years behind bars.

9 On Your Side reporter Jason Law contributed to this report.

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