MOUNT VERNON — A former 911 dispatcher was among nine individuals indicted by Monday’s grand jury.

Lisa D. Pay, 41, Mount Vernon, was indicted by the Knox County grand jury on one count each of theft and forgery, both fifth-degree felonies. The charges stem from May 1 to June 1, 2018. Pay filed fictitious accounting reports to steal money from an insurance agency where she was employed, Knox County Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville said.

Pay was also employed by Knox County 911 as a part-time dispatcher at the time. Pay was placed on suspension with the 911 center in July when the theft investigation came to light. The suspension was due to Pay being investigated for a felony theft offense and the fact that the dispatch center handles cash bonds.

911 Operations Director Laura Webster said Monday that Pay resigned a few weeks ago. Webster and McConville said the investigation into the alleged thefts from the insurance agency did not find any illegal activity related to Pay’s employment as a dispatcher.

Also Monday, the grand jury indicted William G. McCune, 61, New Lexington, on charges of rape, a first-degree felony, and gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony. The charges further have specifications that McCune is a sexually violent predator, due to prior convictions on gross sexual imposition charges from the 1980s and 1990s, McConville said.

According to the indictment, McCune engaged in sexual conduct with a minor age female relative between Oct. 1-31, 2015, and sexual contact between Oct. 1, 2015 and June 9, 2017. The girl would have been between the ages of 11 and 13 at the time.

McConville said the alleged sexual abuse occurred while McCune was visiting with family in Knox County. The sexually violent predator specifications enhance the penalties for the charges, McConville said; for rape, which is 10 years to life, the sexual predator spec enhances it to 25 years to life, and gross sexual imposition, which is 12 to 60 months, is enhanced to 24 months to life.

Tevin M. Harper, 19, Mount Vernon, was indicted for rape, a first-degree felony. The charge stems from Aug. 6, when Harper had sex with a 16-year-old female relative. The girl was asleep when Harper instituted the alleged rape, McConville said.

Also indicted by the Monday grand jury were:

•Anthony A. Ward, 30, Fredericktown, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, possessing drug abuse instruments, a second-degree misdemeanor;

•John R. Capoccia, 32, Mount Vernon, felonious assault, a second-degree felony;

•Carrie A. Holly, 38, Mount Vernon, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, trafficking in marijuana, a fifth-degree felony, having physical control of a vehicle while under the influence, a first degree misdemeanor;

•Randy E. Cook Jr., 23, Bremen, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; driving under a 12-point suspension, a first degree misdemeanor;

•Brandy S. Reichenbach, 39, Fredericktown, forgery, a fifth-degree felony, theft, a fifth-degree felony; and

•James A. Martin, 45, Mount Vernon, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.


Nick Sabo: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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