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E’town man sentenced to five years probation on theft, drug charges

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By Gina Clear

An Elizabethtown man was sentenced Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court on 19 theft and drug-related charges.

Kyle David Schwanz, 20, was sentenced to five years probation on third-degree burglary; 11 counts of receiving stolen property less than $500; three counts of receiving stolen property less than $10,000; receiving a stolen firearm; theft of a legend drug; possession of drug paraphernalia; and second-degree possession of a controlled substance.

Schwanz originally was charged with more than 23 crimes, but four charges were dismissed.

According to the indictment, he illegally possessed items belonging to 16 individuals.

Items stolen included wallets and purses containing Social Security cards, driver’s licenses and bank cards and a Nikon digital camera, iPod Nano and computers, according to the indictment.

Elizabethtown police initially arrested Schwanz on March 26 when he fled as investigators executed a search warrant at his Churchill Court residence, according to a citation. He later was found in a vacant residence.

While searching the home, investigators found a Smith & Wesson 40-caliber handgun previously reported as stolen to Elizabethtown Police Department, according to an arrest citation.

A week later, Elizabethtown officers arrested Schwanz again on charges of receiving stolen property, according to Hardin County Detention Center records.

Gina Clear can be reached at 270-505-1746 or gclear@thenewsenterprise.com.