Friday, June 24, 2016
On 6/24/2016 at 3:41 am, four unknown suspects broke the east side door at T&T Drug Store. The suspects entered the business and stole an unknown amount/type of drugs from the business along with a small amount of cash. Security footage from the scene shows the men going through cabinets and shelves while taking various items. (SEE PHOTOS BELOW)
The murder case of a Morganfield man in the vehicular death of a Sebree teenager will be heard by the Union County Grand Jury.
The testimony presented in a preliminary hearing Thursday for Maxwell McMain was enough for Union District Court Judge Daniel Heady to send the case to the July 12 convening of the grand jury.
McMain is charged with murder in the June 5 death of Kaci Wood, a 16-year-old who had just finished her sophomore year at Webster County High School.
The court heard from one witness in the hearing, lead investigator for the Kentucky State Police, Detective Chris Baker.
Baker recounted the progress of his investigation into the wreck that occurred at about 2:00 a.m. that Sunday morning.
According to Baker, KSP responded to the 911 call made at 2:11 a.m., reporting the single-car crash. As the troopers worked the scene, they reported that McMain gave off a strong smell of alcohol, Baker said. The emergency medical technicians on site drew McMain’s blood at about 3 a.m., Baker added.
Both McMain and Wood were ejected from the vehicle, according to initial reports during the investigation. Neither was wearing a seat belt. A third occupant of the vehicle, Jacob Hood, was wearing his seat belt and was not injured.
Both McMain and Wood were transported to Union County Hospital. Wood was pronounced dead, and McMain was transported to Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.
The bulk of the testimony was concerned with interviews conducted by Baker during the course of the investigation. McMain’s attorney, Dax Womack, questioned Baker as to the timing of the interviews following the launch of the inquiry.
Assistant Union County Attorney Julie Wallace objected, asking the relevance of the timing of the interviews, but Heady overruled her.
Baker told Womack that he interviewed Hood the afternoon of June 5, about 14 hours after the wreck occurred. According to Baker, Hood told him he was a passenger in the front seat, but that he had fallen asleep before the crash. Baker added that Hood’s injuries were consistent with his statement.