UPDATE: KSP makes three arrests in deadly Hart Co. shooting

Three arrests made for Hart County Murder
Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 9:58 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2022 at 11:09 AM CDT
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HART COUNTY, Ky. (WBKO) - UPDATE: On Sunday, July 31st, 2022, Kentucky State Police located and arrested a third individual in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers. 65-year old Dale E. Hodge of Elizabethtown, was charged with murder (complicity) and lodged in the Hardin County Jail.

On Saturday, July 30th, 2022, Kentucky State Police located the Uhaul truck involved in Friday’s murder in Hart County.

KSP later located and arrested 21-year old Cecil Daniels of Elizabethtown, and 31-year-old Brandon M. Hodge of Elizabethtown in connection with the murder of Robert W. Myers.

Both Daniels and Hodge have been charged with murder and will be lodged in the Hart County Jail.

Police are investigating the shooting death of a man in Hart County after he confronted three people stealing items.

According to Kentucky State Police, the shooting happened Friday evening at a home on Hammonsville Road in the Magnolia community.

When investigators arrived, they found a man dead in the yard near the home.

KSP said 78-year-old Robert W. Myers confronted three white male suspects taking items from a residence Myers owned.

Myers was shot several times during a confrontation, contributing to his death. The Hart County Coroner’s Office pronounced Myers dead at the scene.

The three suspects were observed leaving the scene in a Uhaul truck traveling north on KY 357 in Hart County.

A photo provided by KSP shows this is a Uhaul pickup truck, not the traditional box-style truck used in moving.

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Posted by Trooper Priddy on Saturday, July 30, 2022

Kentucky State Police is requesting that anyone with any information or leads concerning the death of Robert W. Myers contact Detective Courtney Milam with KSP Post 3 at the following number: (270) 782-2010.

The ongoing investigation is being led by Detective Milam. Detective Milam was assisted by the Hart County Sheriff’s Office, Linwood Fire Department, Bonnieville Fire Department, and the Hart County Coroner’s Office.

No further information is available for release at this time.

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