Former Teacher's Case Headed to Grand Jury
By West Kentucky Star Staff
EDDYVILLE - The case of a former Lyon County teacher and coach is headed to a grand jury.

Last week, 33-year-old Michael McCuiston appeared in Lyon County District Court, where he faces five charges of installing an eavesdropping device, a class D felony. He was a physical education teacher and a high school track coach.

Kentucky State Police Electronic Crimes Detective Lloyd Ray testified that law enforcement got a tip about McCuiston, and then spoke to his wife, who said she found some images from a bathroom on his phone. Sgt. Mitch Hazelett told West Kentucky Star an April 20 search of McCuiston's home in Providence led to seizure of his phone and other evidence. He said a search of McCuiston's office at Lyon County Middle School led to seizure of a tablet that also contained videos. 

Hazelette said McCuiston was arrested April 20 and faces a charge of tampering with evidence in Webster County, because he tried to make his phone or its applications unusable. 

A judge ruled there is probable cause, and that McCuiston's case should be heard by a Lyon County grand jury. It's not known if it will convene again in May, or if the case will be heard in June. 

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Published 09:22 PM, Monday May. 13, 2019
Updated 05:36 PM, Tuesday May. 14, 2019

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