Radcliff man indicted on attempted murder charge

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By Gina Clear

A Radcliff man arrested Dec. 31 and charged with the attempted murder of a store clerk early last year at Brooks Market on South Wilson Road in Radcliff was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury this week.

Russell Mario Hughes, 24, was indicted on charges of attempted murder, first-degree robbery, tampering with physical evidence, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and second-degree persistent felony offender.

Police arrested Hughes after they linked DNA evidence collected near the store to Hughes.

According to an arrest citation, Hughes entered the business Jan. 14, 2013, and fired a handgun multiple times at a store clerk before running away. Some items the suspect might have been wearing, as seen in surveillance video from the store, were found a short distance away.

Police forwarded the items to the Kentucky State Police lab for DNA and gunshot residue analysis. According to the citation, DNA from Hughes and gunshot residue were found on the items.

Radcliff Police Department spokesman Bryce Shumate said three or four shots were fired at the store clerk. Police said Hughes entered the market to rob it and when the clerk came around the counter and began throwing items at him, he fired in the clerk’s direction.

At the time of the robbery, Shumate said nothing was taken from the business and the employee was not injured.

Surveillance footage from the market showed a hooded man wearing dark clothing entering and leaving in 15 seconds. He can be seen running away from the store.

Hughes remains lodged in the Hardin County Detention Center in lieu of a $25,000 cash bond. If found guilty, Hughes faces up to 20 years in prison for the Class B felony.

Other indictments:

  • Carissa Decker, misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits more than $100.
  • Rana H. Allan, misrepresentation or failure to report a change to obtain public assistance benefits more than $100.
  • Scot C. Stephens, burglary, first degree.
  • Kelly Jean Winkle, receiving stolen property less than $10,000; persistent felony offense, second degree.
  • Jason Creekmur, conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance, first degree, schedule II methamphetamine two grams or more; persistent felony offense, second degree.

Gina Clear can be reached 

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