MOUNT VERNON — The Knox County Grand Jury returned indictments in five cases today, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
George M. Szekely, 28, Mount Vernon, was indicted on a theft charge for allegedly stealing over $1,000.00 worth of merchandise from a Mount Vernon department store, on November 28. Thatcher said Szekely allegedly stole a home theater system, a computer, a 32 inch television, and several other items before being detained by store security. Patrol Officer Jessica Butler, Mount Vernon Police Department, arrested Szekely and completed the investigation.
Ryan J. Harman, 22, Mount Vernon, was indicted on two counts of theft for allegedly breaking into a car and stealing several credit cards, the night of November 15. Thatcher said Harman was also indicted on a burglary charge last month for allegedly breaking into a residence the same night. After Harman fled the allegedly burglarized residence he was caught near the Shalimar Apartments by Patrolman Rex Young after a brief foot pursuit. Harman threw away the allegedly stolen credit cards during the foot pursuit, according to Thatcher. Detective Craig Feeney, MVPD, investigated the case.
The night of September 15, Daniel A. Rudder, 18, Brian M. Winand, 21, and Shawn J. Young, 34, all of Mount Vernon, allegedly stole miscellaneous steel parts, truck rims, flat steel, brake drums and other metal parts from a business property in Mount Vernon, and then sold the metal as scrap. Thatcher said the theft and receiving stolen property charges filed against the three men are felonies because the replacement value of the allegedly stolen parts is in excess of $1,000.00. Corporal Andrew Burns, MVPD, investigated the case.
Arraignment hearings in these cases are scheduled for December 14, before Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster.