HARRODSBURG - A former Illinois police officer was indicted Thursday in Mercer County on charges he planned to kill six people in Harrodsburg Aug. 30.
Kevin Paul Crum, 31, a former policeman in Champaign, Ill., Lawrenceburg and Lexington, was indicted by a Mercer Grand Jury on six counts of attempted murder, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal trespass, improper registration and receiving stolen property. The receiving stolen property charge is in connection with a stolen firearm allegedly in Crum's possession.
Crum was arrested Aug. 30 by Harrodsburg police after he was discovered in the parking lot of Corning, Inc., with a bulletproof vest, weapons and disguise makeup. A security guard at the plant saw Crum and alerted police, who arrested him without incident.
An investigation by the police alleges Crum was in the lot preparing to kill a woman with whom he fathered a child and was paying child support; the child; and four other members of her family.