KEENE — Two men accused of busting into a Proctor Court apartment and assaulting the two occupants in search of $170 are being held without bail.

Dennis Shackett, 38, of Keene, and Sean Raney, 34, of Alstead, were both ordered held without bail for allegedly assaulting two men Saturday morning during the incident. Shackett and Raney are charged with two counts each of robbery, and one count of burglary, according to court records. Raney is additionally charged with one count of possession of a controlled drug.

Police were called to Proctor Court after 6:30 a.m. Saturday for a possible home invasion, according to the affidavit filed by Keene police officer Timothy Richmond. Officers found Shackett and Raney in a white Volkswagen on the street, and one of the alleged victims walking away from the car.

Shackett and Raney allegedly pushed their way into the apartment where one of the alleged victims owed Shackett money, according to witness statements in Richmond’s affidavit. Shackett and Raney each assaulted the victims and demanded money, the witnesses told Richmond, as recorded in his affidavit. After finding no money on either victim, even after they turned out one man’s pockets, Shackett and Raney forced one of the alleged victims to accompany them, according to the affidavit. That’s when police arrived.

Shackett told police a slightly different version of the story. He claimed that he had allowed one of the alleged victims into his home the night before to warm up, and, when the man had gone, Shackett noticed he was missing $170, according to the affidavit.

Shackett told police he engaged in a conversation with one of the alleged victims about the money, and Shackett informed him to have the money for him by the end of the day, according to the affidavit.

Richmond reports Raney was seen dropping a small baggie by police, and that the bag contained what is believed to be methamphetamines.

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