HARRODSBURG - An alleged attempt by a former Lawrenceburg police officer to kill at least six Harrodsburg residents was stopped early Saturday morning by members of the Harrodsburg Police Department and Mercer County Sheriff's office as well as the security officer at Corning, Inc.
Kevin Paul Crum, 31, of Champaign, Ill., is being held at the Boyle County Detention Center on six counts of attempted murder, three counts of carrying concealed weapons, and charges of criminal trespassing and possession of a stolen license plate.
Harrodsburg Police Detective Sgt. Garry Bradshaw said Crum recently moved from Lawrenceburg to Champaign and joined that city's police department in June. He allegedly came here with plans to murder his child, the child's mother and members of her family.
Crum apparently was being pressured by the child's mother and family members to provide child support. Bradshaw said the suspect parked his car in the parking lot at the Corning plant at 640 East Office Street to hide it. His intent was to walk from the parking lot to the family's residence in the east end of Harrodsburg and carry out his plan, the detective said.