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Two Hardin County men were charged May 20 with third-degree burglary after allegedly entering a barn just after midnight.
Gerrad M. Gordon, 21, of Rineyville, and Joshua Carlton, 26, of Elizabethtown, will be arraigned Wednesday on the charge in LaRue District Court.
A caller notified police of a suspicious looking vehicle parked in a driveway in front of a Campbellsville Road residence, according to Police Chief Steve Johnson.
Officers Brandon Casey and James Richardson were dispatched to the scene.
When they arrived, they found a female and small child sitting in a parked Dodge van. The female said her boyfriend and friend “went to get gas,” according to the citation.
The officers then spotted Gordon and Carlton walking out of the woods with flashlights and a hammer.
The men first said they were looking for a dog; later, they said they ran out of gas.
The property owner said the men had performed farm work for him earlier – but they had been paid and the job was over.
Chief Johnson said the men also stated they had forgot some of their tools and came back for them.
The men allegedly admitted the hammer belonged to the property owner.
They were lodged in the LaRue County Detention Center. Bond was pending.