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POLICE: Elizabethtown man fatally stabbed friend, stole his car, drove to Louisville to confess

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky (WDRB) -- A Hardin County man is in jail after police say he stabbed a man to death.

Police say on Wednesday afternoon, Tracy Bevars, 47, fatally stabbed Richard Lundy, 68, inside his White Mills mobile home.

After that, police say Bevars stole the victim's car and drove about 70 miles to Louisville Metro Police Headquarters where he confessed to the murder.

"We received a call from Louisville Metro Police advising us of a possible stabbing in the White Mills area off of Copelin Road," said John Ward, Hardin County Sheriff.

Ward said LMPD then drove Bevars to Bullitt County, where they met a Kentucky State Police trooper who took the inmate straight to the Hardin County Jail.

He's charged with murder, theft by unlawful taking, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bevars also has outstanding failure to appear charges, but officials say he's not a convicted felon.

Police say they found a knife at the scene they believe Bevars used to kill Lundy.

Sheriff Ward couldn't elaborate on the relationship between the suspect and the victim, but said they did know each other, and may have lived together.

An autopsy showed Lundy died of multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Ward says the murder may have gone undetected for some time if Bevars hadn't turned himself in.

"I don't know why he would drive to Louisville to turn himself in, but nothing ever ceases to amaze me," said Ward.

Bevars is set to be arraigned in Hardin County on Monday, Jan. 4. His bond is $500,000.

A motive is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.

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