MOUNT VERNON – Knox County
Prosecuting Attorney Chip McConville reported that the Knox County Grand Jury
handed down twenty indictments Monday for felony crimes including Kidnapping,
Aggravated Robbery, Rape, and the theft of a large amount of Red Bull.
32, of Mount Vernon was indicted for two counts of Aggravated Robbery and one
count of Kidnapping, all first-degree felonies, and an additional count of
Kidnapping and two counts of Felonious Assault, all second-degree felonies. Travis L. Ratcliff, 35, of Mount Vernon
was indicted for Complicity to all of these charges. The victim alleges that
Boucher and Ratcliff bound and beat him for several hours with a crowbar before
letting him go. The victim’s ribs were broken and he had several items and cash
stolen from him. This case was investigated by Mount Vernon Police Ptl. Justin
60, of Mount Vernon was indicted on six counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, all third-degree
felonies. It is alleged that Humphries had sexual contact with two victims,
both under the age of 13. This case was investigated by Knox County Sheriff’s
Detective Dan Bobo.
46, of Mount Vernon was indicted for aggravated burglary, a felony of the first
degree, felonious assault, a felony of the second degree, and having weapons
while under disability, a third-degree felony. The indictment alleges that
Strouse entered a Plaza Drive residence and brandished a pistol at the
occupant, threatening to shoot her.Strouse
has two previous convictions for drug trafficking which make him ineligible to
possess firearms. These charges prevent Strouse from lawfully owning a gun.
This case was investigated by MVPD Ptl. David McElroy.
36, Mount Vernon was indicted for Possession of Heroin a fourth-degree felony,
Aggravated Possession of Drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and Illegal Use or
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. While serving an
active arrest warrant, Ptl. Jason Payne found Cole with items believed to be
heroin, methamphetamine, and paraphernalia on his person.
35, of Mount Vernon, was indicted for Receiving Stolen Property and Aggravated
Possession of Drugs, both fifth-degree felonies. During a traffic stop by the
MVPD, Bird was alleged to have been in possession of methamphetamine. In a
subsequent traffic stop by the State Highway Patrol, Bird was found with a
stolen license plate on his vehicle. This case was investigated by Cpl. Rex
Young and Tpr. James King.
R. Fawcett, Jr.,
39, of Mount Vernon was indicted for Carrying Concealed Weapons, a
fourth-degree felony.Knox County
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a suspicious person call on Harcourt Road and
alleged Fawcett had a loaded pistol in his pocket. This case was investigated
by Dep. Kevin Durbin.
Jr., 31, of Mount Vernon was indicted for Possession of Heroin and Aggravated
Possession of Drugs, felonies of the fifth-degree; Tampering with Evidence, a
felony of the third-degree; Obstructing Official Business and Resisting Arrest,
both second-degree misdemeanors. Henderson led Sheriff’s Deputies on a foot
chase after an officer observed what he believed to be a drug deal. This case
was investigated by Dep. Terry Wolfe.
31, of Columbus was indicted for Theft, a felony of the fifth-degree. Loew is
alleged to have taken more than $2,000 worth of Red Bull from the Mount Vernon Kroger.
This case was investigated by MVPD Ptl. Aaron Collins.
24, of Fredericktown was indicted for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and
Corrupting Another with Drugs, both fourth-degree felonies. This case was
investigated by KCSO Det. Dan Bobo
44, of Mount Vernon was indicted for Rape, a first-degree felony, Gross Sexual
Imposition and Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, third-degree felonies, and
Public Indecency, a second-degree misdemeanor. This case was investigated by
Det. Dan Bobo.
23, of Mount Vernon was indicted on two counts of Breaking and Entering and one
count of Possessing Criminal Tools, all fifth-degree felonies, and one count of
Petty Theft, a first degree misdemeanor. Tedrick was found in a garage by a
homeowner on the South Side of Mount Vernon. Items belonging to the homeowner
and the homeowner of a previous break in were recovered. This case was
investigated by Cpl. Travis Tharp and Ptl. Mike Wheeler.
47, of Mount Vernon was indicted for seven counts of Receiving Stolen Property
and one count of Forgery, all fifth-degree felonies. Wolfe is alleged to have
stolen a book of checks, which were cashed for $4,450. This case was
investigated by KCSO Dep. Kenneth Aurand.
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