Marines arrested for dismantling a heroin dealer

| January 18, 2013

Brandon sends us a link from the Marine Corps Times about two former Marines, Stephen E. Harkness, 22, and Jeffrey W. Allen, 21 who were on a mission to rid the world of scumbags, but I think they took their plan a couple of steps too far;

“Detectives were led to an undisclosed location in Verona… where they discovered the torso and some dismembered body parts of a white man wrapped and discarded in a field,” the sheriff’s department said in a news release. Detectives “also learned the missing body parts had supposedly been disposed of in a Dumpster in Florence.” Investigators also combed a landfill in Butler, Ky.

Investigators on Wednesday determined the victim was Daniel Delfin, a 19-year-old from Walton, Ky…authorities suspected Delfin was a heroin dealer.

Harkness spent less than three years in the Marines and had a deployment to Afghanistan for a month and 22 days and was discharged as a private first class in a water support unit. Allen spent a little more than a year in the Marines and didn’t deploy, serving as a light armored vehicle crewman. So I guess no one can blame this one on PTS, because it doesn’t seem like they saw much more than the smoking area at the PX and certainly, they didn’t see the elephant.

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  1. O-4E says:

    In the word’s of my old First Sergeant…”Good initiative..bad judgement”

  2. JDC (OUT FRONT) CAV says:

    ummmm not much to say to that I agree with 1

  3. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Also, from the aricle:

    “The Marine Corps would not characterize the type of discharge Allen received, but Boone County authorities said Allen had been kicked out with a dishonorable discharge.”

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Here’s that missing t. Please place it between the r and i in aricle. Thanks.

  5. NHSparky says:

    Uh, yeah. Judging by their “stellar” careers, sounds like they were about 1/2 step removed from the POS they dispatched.

    Burn ’em.

  6. Just an Old Dog says:

    Sounds like a shitbag got took out by two other shitbags who got the boot from the Corps. I’m betting it probably was a drug deal related killing and not vigilante justice,

  7. Veritas Omnia Vincit says:

    Turf war gone bad?

    Apparently these boys hadn’t been instructed in the proper use of an entrenching tool…wrapped in plastic left in a field? An hour with a good entrenching tool and that field becomes a nice mid-depth grave….rake some dirt and grass over the hole and voila…much harder to spot than a torso in a trash bag from a distance…

  8. USMCE8Ret says:

    Shitbags killing shitbags. Happens all the time.

  9. PintoNag says:

    This is what happens when heroine deals go bad. NO sense of humor to be found.

  10. Hondo says:

    PintoNag: “heroine” deals? I don’t remember any mention of sale of “personal services” in the article . . . . (smile)

  11. PintoNag says:

    Hondo: Sorry. Flu + long day = poor spelling. Or possibly there’s a freudian slip in there somewhere! 😉

  12. Hondo says:

    PintoNag: just teasing, of course – plus making a joke. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

  13. Rerun0369 says:

    Of course they had PTS. Don’t you know, you get it immediatly after swearing in.

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    Gee whiz, guys, if you’re going to bury your kills, do it right. Follow Drew Petersen’s methods: missing person, blue barrel, have someone else put it in your truck for you, find a spot where no one will look for at least 150 years, like deep woods, off the trails. And don’t lead the cops to it. What were they thinking? WERE they thinking?

  15. FatCircles0311 says:

    “a water support unit”

    We call them Water Dogs.

    Tip of the spear, gents.

  16. cannoncocker says:

    I think you can catch the PTS from the DFAC food in Boot Camp these days can’t you?

  17. Rerun0369 says:

    @16 Yeah, they sprinkle a powder form of PTS on your chili mac during evening chow.

  18. Hondo says:

    Rerun0369: geez – and all this time I thought that was potassium nitrate (AKA saltpetre) they were sprinkling on the food. (smile)

  19. tyr says:

    Harkness, was one of my Marines. He was sent back from AFG because he threatened to shoot his COG for falling asleep on post multiple times.

  20. Smitty says:

    O-4E, did we have the same 1SG?

  21. Cms1908 says:

    Does anyone know if Allen got a dishonorable discharge & if so why?