Ohio Sniper Case Leads to Reward Questions


The capture of the suspect in the deadly highway shooting spree has prompted questions about who should get the $60,000 reward – the man who recognized him at a Las Vegas casino or family members who reportedly turned him in, the Associated Press reports.

“It makes it very difficult because there’s so many pieces of the puzzle,” Central Ohio Crime Stoppers director Kevin Miles said Thursday.

The questions about the reward money came a day after 28-year-old Charles A. McCoy Jr. was arrested in the parking lot of a low-budget motel in Las Vegas.

Investigators are looking into whether they have grounds to seek the death penalty for the shooting death of Gail Knisley, said Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien on Thursday.

Conrad Malsom, an out-of-work salesman, recognized McCoy after spotting him in a casino sports book reading a newspaper article about himself. He later tracked down McCoy’s car at the motel where he was staying.

According to the task force investigating the 24 shootings, the reward would go to “anyone that provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person” responsible for the Nov. 25 shooting of Knisley, the only person struck in the shootings.

For the reward to be given out, McCoy would have to be charged in Knisley’s death.

Miles said he hoped to give out the reward in the next two months.

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