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More Details Released In Allender Murder
Updated March 12, 2014 1:27 PM | Filed under: Crime
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Taylor Flynn
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Dillon Hicks
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Austin Curtis

(BEDFORD) - The probable cause affidavits related to the arrest of two Bedford teens accused of killing 43-year-old Rodney Allender reveal the teens had bragged about the crime to others.

Allender was killed on February, 27 officer of the Lawrence County Police Department were called to a home at 1758 Dutch Ridge Road after Clinton Allender and his girlfriend arrived and found Rodney's body. According to an autopsy report Allender died of blunt force trauma.

18-year-old Austin Curtis, 19-year-old Taylor Flynn and 16-year-old Dillon Hicks, have been arrested for the crime.

Curtis' probable cause affidavit suggesting Allender had been hit with a baseball bat as many as 10 times.

Curtis was arrested on March 1 after being questioned by police. Flynn and Hicks had fled to Ironton, Ohio, and were arrested the same day. They were then extradited back to Lawrence County.

All three are charged withmurder and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. All three are in the Lawrence County jail, being held without bond.

According to Hicks and Flynn's probable cause affidavits:

• A Bedford North Lawrence High School student, told police that Flynn, Hicks and and third person had come to his house on Feb. 27 bragged how they had "robbed a big guy who lived in the middle of nowhere." According to the witness, Flynn said he had used a stun gun and a Taser on the man.

Flynn then threatened the witness, saying if he told anyone Flynn "would harm, even kill" him.

• A "face covering" that Hicks had been wearing was found in the woods near Empire Quarry. The teens also allegedly hide the gun used to shot Allender in the leg, in the area of teh cemetery near the quarry. But the teens allegedly returned and retrieved the gun, but couldn't find Hick's mask.

• A search warrant was issued for the white 1995 Chevrolet Z26 Beretta Flynn was driving on Feb. 27. The teens used the vehicle to transported the money and the guns from the crime scene in Heltonville, back to Bedford. The same vehicle was driven to Ohio.



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