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Two men involved of in a drug deal turned shootout in Elizabethtown last May were sentenced to five years probation each Tuesday.
Courtney Pierce and Phillip Jharrell Barnes, both of Louisville, each received 10 years for attempted robbery among other charges. Both received five years probation in Hardin County.
As part of their probation, Pierce and Barnes cannot leave Hardin County without approval from their probation officers. They must be employed within 60 days and undergo substance-abuse treatment.
Violation of probation will result in serving the remainder of their sentences.
The two were arrested after a May 10 shootout near a car dealership on Dixie Avenue in Elizabethtown.
A criminal citation filed against Barnes claims he and Pierce had driven from Louisville to Elizabethtown to use counterfeit cash to buy marijuana.
Pierce also received 10 years for possession of cocaine, two years for 53 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, two years each for three counts of wanton endangerment and two years for fleeing police.
Barnes also received two years for 53 counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, two years for tampering with physical evidence, and two years each for two counts of wanton endangerment.
Both sentences were served concurrently, meaning Pierce and Barnes would ultimately serve 10 years if probation were violated.
Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.