Michael McCuiston remains lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.
Eddyville, Ky. (April 24, 2019) — On April 24, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., the Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested Michael “Derek” McCuiston, 33, on charges related to installing an eavesdropping device.
McCuiston was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect possessing videos obtained by means of electronic eavesdropping devices.
The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant at a residence in Providence on April 21, 2019. Equipment used to facilitate the crime was seized and taken to KSP’s forensic laboratory for examination. The investigation is ongoing.
McCuiston is currently charged with five counts of installing an eavesdropping device. Each charge is a Class-D felony punishable by one to five years in prison. McCuiston was previously charged with tampering with physical evidence in Webster County District Court on April 21, 2019. He still remains lodged in the Webster County Detention Center.