Press Release from the Vine Grove Police Department
(Photos, Hardin Co Detention Center)
Offense: Robbery 2nd, Trafficking in Marijuana Over 8 Oz (Firearm Enhanced), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Arrest Made: Elijah McQuery 21 of Radcliff, Dennis Barnett 21 of Elizabethtown, and Dontarrious Meriweather 23 of Vine Grove.
On 01/15/2019 at 0020 Hours the Vine Grove Police Department was dispatched to a Burglary at a residence in Vine Grove in which a person at the home was assaulted. Officers responded along with assistance from the Radcliff Police Department.
Upon arriving it was determined that 2 suspects had entered the residence and attempted to take property from the homeowner. They were asked to leave multiple times and while leaving assaulted a male and departed with the property. The victim stated that he knew the suspects and officers were familiar with them from previous contacts and responded to their address. Upon arrival a robbery investigation ensued and the stolen property was located along with the following items.
1. A loaded 12 Gauge shotgun, along with 2 boxes of shotgun shells
2. 3 individual bags of marijuana, totaling 9 oz
3. $570.00 in cash
4. Digital scales
5. Drug trafficking paraphernalia
The suspects were arrested and charged with the above listed offenses and were transported to the Hardin County Detention Center.
This investigation is ongoing and further arrests are pending.
If anyone has any information about this incident, we are asking that they contact the Vine Grove Police Department at 270-877-2252, or call the Radcliff Police Department anonymous tip line at 270-351-TIPS (8477)