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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 24, 2020

Former First Asst. McCracken Co. Commonwealth's Attorney Joins Paducah Branch United States Attorney's Office Full-Time

PADUCAH, Ky. – United States Attorney Russell Coleman announced today the full-time addition of Raymond Dykie McGee as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Branch Office.

“Adding a prosecutor of Dykie McGee’s quality to the Paducah Office shows that our commitment to the Purchase is not mere happy talk; instead backed up with action” said U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman “The feds will continue to collaborate with our state and local partners to better protect Western Kentucky families from drug trafficking, violent crime, and those that would prey on our kids and elderly Kentuckians.”

Mr. McGee joins two full-time Assistant United States Attorneys, a paralegal, and a legal assistant in the Paducah branch office, keeping U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman’s commitment of service to the Purchase and Pennyrile Regions.  The addition of Mr. McGee will continue to strengthen working relationships with state prosecutors and local law enforcement agencies in the region. McGee previously served the office in a joint capacity as a Special Assistant United States Attorney while he prosecuted felony cases in state court as First Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the 2nd Judicial Circuit (McCracken County).   

“Dykie has been an invaluable asset to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, and while we’re sad to see him go we know he will also be a tremendous asset to the United States Attorney’s Office,” said Commonwealth’s Attorney Dan Boaz.

The allocation of prosecutorial resources in the Paducah Branch Office is closely-tied to a robust full-time federal law enforcement presence which includes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).  The welcome addition of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) resources in the coming months will round out the federal law enforcement presence in the region.

McGee joins Assistant United States Attorney Seth Hancock, Branch Chief of the Paducah Office, and Assistant United States Attorney Leigh Ann Dycus in prosecuting federal cases in United States District Courts located in Paducah and Owensboro.

  

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Updated February 24, 2020