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3 facing forgery charges after Golden Alert canceled for Graves Co. man

Dwain McGee (Source: Kentucky State Police) Dwain McGee (Source: Kentucky State Police)
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Officials in Graves County say three people face charges after a canceled Golden Alert for a 58-year-old Paducah, Kentucky man.

Dwain McGee was reported missing since 4 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Kentucky State Police.

Police say he was found in Paducah, Kentucky.

McGee was taken to the hospital to be evaluated. He was not admitted and was released.

The sheriff says three Fern Terrace Lodge employees were arrested and charged with forgery second degree. 

The sheriff's office says the employees had falsified records as to the care of McGee, and that he was in fact in the facility and being cared for there.

The sheriff's office says the investigation is ongoing and others may be charged.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon reports that his office Responded to Fern Terrace Lodge in Mayfield in reference to a missing person Thursday around 2:30 p.m.

Graves Co. deputies were told by staff that Dwain McGee had not been seen since about 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The sheriff's office says McGee has health issues that require him to have daily medication and monitoring.

Emergency Management Director Jamie Locke and the Mayfield/Graves County Rescue squad were notified and responded to Fern Terrace.

That is when a Golden Alert was issued.

Deputies knew with the colder weather that it was important to find McGee.

The sheriff's office says that the man had actually not been seen since 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

During the ongoing investigation records showed McGee had been checked on every fifteen minutes continually until 11:30 a.m.on Wednesday.

Employees had signed off that they had checked on McGee were interviewed. They later admitted that in fact had not seen the man, according to the sheriff..

Administrators at the facility were also interviewed.

Adult Protection Services was contacted and are conducting a joint investigation of the facility and administration.

The sheriff's office was assisted by Emergency Management, Mayfield/Graves County Rescue Squad, McCracken Co. Jailer, McCracken Co. Sheriff's Office, Paducah Police, and Kentucky State Police.

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