All four Elizabethtown men charged in a May 22 shooting death in Radcliff will stand trial in October 2020.
Tyler Lee Lawrence, 20, is charged in the shooting death of Lashard Harrison, 25, of Vine Grove. Also charged are Donyale Antoine Jones, 27; Elijah Da’shon Barnett, 22; and Temorris Mandrette Davis Jr., 22.
The men have an Oct. 19, 2020, trial date. All are charged with complicity to commit murder and could face the death penalty.
Lawrence appeared Tuesday in Hardin Circuit Court along with his public defender, Ashley Michael. Michael had no issue with the trial date also set for the three other men during Sept. 24 court appearances.
She did request her client receive separate transportation to and from future appearances.
“Has Mr. Lawrence had an issue with that?” Hardin Circuit Judge Kelly Mark Easton asked at his appearance. Michael nodded.
Easton said he would be in contact with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and Hardin County Detention Center to look into arrangements.
Michael previously had sought to have her client moved to another facility for his safety. He has been lodged at the jail since his May 25 arrest and was the first of the men arrested in the case.
Radcliff police said the men met Harrison behind Pin Oak Court apartments for a drug deal and after a transaction, Harrison was shot and killed.
Harrison’s body was found in a parking lot behind the apartments. He had been shot multiple times, according to the Hardin County Coroner’s Office.
According to arrest citations, the four went to Radcliff with the intention of robbing Harrison of money they paid him for drugs. Lawrence, Barnett and Jones are accused of firing shots at Harrison. After Harrison was shot, the men reportedly retrieved the cash they paid for “a quantity of pills” and fled in Jones’ vehicle, the citation said.
In addition to the charge of complicity to commit murder, the men also are charged with complicity to commit first-degree robbery and are being held in lieu of $1 million cash bonds in the Hardin County Detention Center. Lawrence also was indicted for tampering with physical evidence.