Wheelersburg man charged with felony theft

By Frank Lewis - flewis@civitasmedia.com



Every time you think you have heard of every crime that can be committed, one more comes along. Now, a Wheelersburg man has been arrested and charged with theft because an investigation says the man, Ricky D. McCoy, 57, is facing one count of felony theft.

Scioto County Sheriff’s Office detectives were contacted by Kroger’s loss prevention officer stating that they had received information that a male subject who had been picking up food for local food banks has been going into the store and taking items that he was not approved to take.

Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini said during the investigation, detectives got information that the suspect was going into the store and damaging items himself so that he could take people what they wanted.

Detectives also got information that numerous other people had been going to the suspect’s house and picking up items that came from the store.

On Feb. 2, 2015, detectives responded to the suspect’s house located at 8712 Green Street in Wheelersburg, which resulted in the suspect coming into the office for an interview.

Donini said once the interview was completed detectives, along with Kroger loss prevention officers, responded with the suspect back to his residence and were given consent to search, which Donini said resulted in eight truckloads of Kroger merchandise being removed from inside that house.

This case was presented to the Scioto County grand jury on Jan. 22, which resulted in an indictment warrant being issued on Wednesday. The suspect was arrested without incident at his house on Wednesday.

McCoy is being held without bond and will appear in Common Pleas Court on a later date.

Donini told the Daily Times the case is still under investigation and is asking anyone with information on the case tocontact Detective Jodi Conkel at the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office at 740-351-1091.


By Frank Lewis


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