Crum gets 18 years

October 20, 2004|BOBBIE CURD

HARRODSBURG - Kevin Crum was sentenced to 18 years in prison Tuesday in Mercer County Circuit Court by Judge Darren Peckler.

Crum pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted murder, four counts of wanton endangerment, and one count each of receiving stolen property, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, criminal trespass and improper registration plates.

The 18-year sentence was given for the first count of attempted murder, and the sentences on the remaining charges are to be served concurrently with that. Crum was arrested Aug. 30, 2003, after a Corning security guard alerted police that he witnessed Crum wearing body armor and pulling a long object from the trunk of a vehicle after 2 a.m.

A search of the vehicle Crum was driving turned up a detailed checklist, body armor, a disguise and a concealed handgun in the front seat of the vehicle.


The charges were in connection with a plot to kill a Harrodsburg woman, the child she claims he fathered, and her family.

Crum is a former Lawrenceburg and Champagne, Ill., police officer.

Defense attorney Jerry Wright would only comment that an appeal is forthcoming.

"I cannot comment on anything else in this case, nor can the family, due to the fact that it's still pending."

Crum is represented by Wright and attorney Jim Lowery, who was not present at the sentencing.

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