Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Driver charged with DUI, kidnapping and murder

The driver in a June 4 accident that resulted in the death of Sebree teenager has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder.

Maxwell McMain, 19 of Morganfield, was taken into custody just after 5 p.m. this evening at his home, soon after his release from Deaconess Hospital in Evansville. McMain suffered injuries in the accident after being ejected from the SUV he was driving.

Webster County junior Kaci Wood was killed in the accident Sunday morning around 2 a.m.

According to a release from Kentucky State Police, McMain was arrested without incident and transported to the Union County Detention Center where he is being held on $1 million bond.

The case is a rare situation. The kidnapping charge is a Class A felony stemming from Kentucky Revised Statute Subsection F which provides for the charge when a perpetrator deprives "the parents or guardian of the custody of a minor, when they person taking the minor is not a person exercising custodial control or supervision of the minor and when minor suffered death."

McMain is also charged with a third DUI and driving on a DUI suspended license, both of which are become more serious charges since a death occurred during the commission of the crimes. He also faces a charge of 1st degree wanton endangerment and failure to wear a seatbelt.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Read The Journal-Enterprise's full account in next Wednesday's edition.

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