Car thief, robbery suspect arrested
Voice Staff Report
Early Tuesday morning, sometime around 12 a.m., October 20, 2020, the McCreary Water District’s shop building was broken into and several of their working tools were stolen. Along with the stolen tools an employee’s grey Isuzu SUV was stolen. Kentucky State Police Detective Billy Correll alerted the McCreary Sheriff’s Department to be on the lookout for the stolen vehicle.
Later Tuesday afternoon, Sheriff Randy Waters was on his way home, stopped by Fastway then proceeded out West Hwy 92. When he passed Earl Ross Road he noticed a grey Isuzu SUV parked in a driveway of a house on the road. He remembered seeing this vehicle around 1 a.m. that morning but didn’t realize at that time that anything was wrong.
Sheriff Waters notified Detective Correll who met him at Earl Ross Road and identified the vehicle as the Isuzu stolen from the Water District’s employee. The officers also recovered a good portion of the stolen tools and a 9mm handgun which had been stolen from a car in the Oaks parking lot that same morning.
Stephen Whitaker, Manager of the McCreary Water District, praised the Officers saying, “Detective Billy Correll and Sheriff Randy Waters did a fantastic job recovering the stolen items.”
Detective Correll arrested David Mcgee and he was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center. David Mcgee was charged for the alleged offenses of two charges of Theft by Unlawful Taking of $500 or More But U/$10,000 and Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm.
The Kentucky State Police and the McCreary County Sheriff’s Department are in charge of the investigation.