Two Elizabeth­town men charged and indicted in a May 22 homicide in Radcliff made brief appearances Tuesday morning in Hardin Circuit Court and had their arraignment appearances pushed to June 18.

Tyler Lee Lawrence, 20, and Donyale Antoine Jones, 27, appeared before Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton. Both men initially will be represented by public defenders, who are attending a conference this week, leaving the men without legal counsel.

Lawrence and Jones now are scheduled to appear along with Elijah Da’shon Barnett, 22, and Temorris Mandrette Davis Jr., 21, both of Eliza­betht­own, at 10 a.m. June 18 in Hardin Circuit Court. Each is charged with comp­licity to commit murder and complicity to commit first-degree robbery in the shooting death of Lashard Har­rison, 25, of Vine Grove, who was a 2012 graduate of North Hardin High School.

Harrison’s body was found in a parking lot behind Pin Oak Court apartments in Rad­cliff. The coroner’s office said he was dead at the scene.

Assistant Common­wealth’s Attorney Eric Carr, who will prosecute the case, met with Harrison family members Tuesday prior to Lawrence and Jones separately entering the courtroom.

Hardin County Com­mon­wealth’s Attorney Shane Young said the Commonwealth will seek the death penalty against all four men and would need to file aggravators in the case.

Carr said he hasn’t decided “exactly when I’ll file it.”

Harrison was shot multiple times, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.

Lawrence also was indicted on a charge of tampering with physical evidence and Barnett was indicted for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and being a first-degree persistent felony offender.

According to arrest citations, the men went to Rad­cliff with the intention of robbing Harrison of money they paid him for drugs.

“As Harrison turned to leave, Barnett and Jones shot Harrison multiple times causing his death,” the citation said. After Harrison was shot, the men reportedly retrieved the cash and fled in Jones’ vehicle, according to the citation.

Barnett, Morris, Jones and Lawrence are being held in lieu of $1 million cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Jeff D’Alessio can be reached at 270-505-1757 or jdalessio@thenewsenterprise.com

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