E’town police arrest suspects in Boost Mobile robbery

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Police suggest more arrests are expected

By Sarah Bennett

Two Radcliff men have been arrested in connection to the June 27 robbery of Boost Mobile in Elizabethtown and investigators expect more arrests will be made.

Elizabethtown Police Department arrested Anthony Carter, 26, on July 13, said Virgil Willoughby, EPD’s public information officer. Carter is  charged with one count of first-degree robbery.

Willoughby said police did not reveal Carter’s connection because they were searching for Terrell Boyd, 18, who allegedly robbed Boost Mobile, at 600 N. Miles St., with Carter.

Radcliff Police Department arrested Boyd early Monday following a robbery and assault at Jr. Food Store at 1400 Hill St. A store clerk sustained a serious head injury from being struck with a gun.

Boyd is charged with two counts of first-degree robbery and one count each of first-degree assault and wanton endangerment.

James Smalley, 22, also was arrested Monday in conjunction with the Jr. Food Store robbery.

At both robberies, witnesses reported two suspects who took an undisclosed amount of money and left the scene on foot.

No witnesses were reported injured at the Boost Mobile robbery, and cigarettes and food items also were taken from the Jr. Food Store.

Through good detective work, Willoughby said, more arrests are expected.

Bryce Shumate, Radcliff’s public information officer, said Monday that he expected more charges to come for Boyd and Smalley.

Because of an ongoing investigation, both officers were unwilling to comment any further.

Asked if the Elizabethtown and Radcliff police departments were working together in this investigation, Willoughby said, “We always work with Radcliff. Always.”

All three men are lodged at the Hardin County Detention Center. First-degree robbery is a Class B felony, and if convicted, they face up to 20 years in prison.

Sarah Bennett can be reached at (270) 505-1750 or sbennett@thenewsenterprise.com.