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UPDATE: Five witnesses take stand Tuesday in Hardin County murder case


Five witnesses have taken the stand as of noon Tuesday in the murder trial of Curtis Glaze. He is one of two men charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Brian Drake.

Two survivors of the shooting incident were among the witnesses who took the stand.

The shooting happened on Highway 326 just over a year ago. Deputies say Drake and two others were in a truck as two men in a white Durango pulled up behind them and shot into the truck. Drake was hit in the head.

Curtis Glaze and his cousin Joshua Glaze are charged in the fatal shooting. The cousins are being tried separately.

During Tuesday's testimony, Briana Herring recounted November 14, 2012 when she, Drake and her boyfriend were going down Glaze Road and were suddenly confronted by two men in white Durango.

Herring said Drake was driving upwards of 80 miles per hour while being pursued by the Durango on Highway 326. Herring said she saw a person hanging out the passenger window before hearing a loud pop and seeing Drake slump over in the vehicle.

Sgt. Mark Vincent with the Hardin County Sheriff's office testified that he spotted the suspect vehicle later that night. After stopping the vehicle, Sgt. Vincent says he immediately recognized Curtis Glaze because he had dealt with him before.

Vincent says Glaze tried to run from the passenger seat, but he was quickly captured and detained.

Eight people are still expected to testify. Prosecutors expect testimony to go into Wednesday morning.

The trial is being held before 356th District Court Judge Steven Thomas


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