A Marshall County native police say left a string of broken hearts and bad debt from Oregon to Indiana and stole a gun in Kokomo is due in court in South Bend this afternoon. 29-year-old Raymond Holycross reportedly uses several aliases, including Ray Paris and Ray Cross to meet women, earn their trust and charm them out of their money. A Mishawaka woman found this out the hard way after several months and turned him in to the police after she found a pawn shop receipt and did some investigating. She tells WSBT-TV Holycross stole and pawned her camera. She also bought him clothes, let him use her cell phone plan and upgraded some of her utilities at his request. She’s now several thousand dollars in debt as a result. A search of the cell phone she gave him reportedly turned up text messages to between 25 and 30 women and indicated he had been meeting up with seven or eight per day when he claimed he was at work. Charges are pending in St. Joseph County. Holycross is wanted on a Howard County warrant for the theft of the firearm.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.