Wallet found after home-invasion robbery leads to arrest of teen

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A wallet found in the front yard of a Hillcrest Drive home in Radcliff following a reported home invasion robbery led to the arrest of a Radcliff teen.

Police said Maurice Wal­ters, 18, was involved in an altercation Jan. 12 at the residence and when he fled, his wallet, with identification in it, fell out of a pant’s pocket. Walters was served an arrest warrant Friday night on a charge of first-degree robbery as an inmate at the Hardin County Detention Center. He had been booked into the jail earlier in the day on an unrelated charge of first-degree criminal mischief, Radcliff Police Department Chief Jeff Cross said.

According to an arrest citation, Walters and two accomplices planned to enter the Hill­crest Drive home after a female had set up an online meeting with a man who lives at the home. Shortly after the woman was in the home others entered, Cross said.

The citation said Walters forced his way through the front door and he and the accomplices held the residents at gunpoint and demanded money. Walters became engaged in a physical altercation with one of the residents and that individual “broke a couple of fingers” during the fight, according to the arrest citation. During the altercation, Walters’ pants ripped and his wallet fell out.

During an interview, Wal­ters reportedly admitted to the robbery, according to the citation Cross said additional arrests in the case are possible. The investigation remains open, he said. First-degree robbery is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Walters is being held in lieu of a $10,000 cash bond on the robbery charge and a $2,500 cash bond on the criminal mischief charge at the jail.

He is scheduled to be arraig­n­ed Tuesday on the charges in Hardin District Court.

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