Former Police Chief & wife indicted on charges
A Former Carthage Police Chief and his wife were indicted on separate felony charges. Allison McKenzie must answer to serious charges of embezzling $350,000.00 over a four-year period from a Pinehurst Dentist. Missus McKenzie was office manager for the practice of Doctor G-R Horton. Se is alleged to have collected cash payments which she misappropriated for her own personal use. Former Police Chief Chris McKenzie is accused of the unauthorized use of a town credit card to buy gasoline for his personal vehicle over a three-month period. The state bureau of investigation brought the charges. Chris McKenzie became widly known in 2009 as the superior of Justin Garner, the brave young officer who ended a bloody rampage in a Carthage nursing home that ended with eight people dead. Garner disabled the killer, Robert Stewart, with a single shot from his service pistol. Both McKenzie and Garner ahieved national promionence and were seen by large audiences on a number of network tlevision shows.