Criminal trial begins for former Custom Touch Village official


A person involved in bringing the Custom Touch Village mancamp to Scurry County is standing trial in Indiana this week.
David Ferguson, the former chief executive officer of Stone Creek Homes, Inc., and former chief executive officer and public spokesman for Turn Key Solutions, which was the developer and owner of  Custom Touch Village, was charged with nine counts of felony theft, two counts of felony receiving stolen property and three counts of felony corrupt business influence.
The charges stem from failing to produce products for investors and failure to pay some employees at Stone Creek Homes.
According to media reports, business partner Alan Donahue testified that he and Ferguson shut down Stone Creek Homes when they could not make payroll. According to Donahue’s testimony, both he and Ferguson received $5,000 bonuses on May 8, 2012 and $12,000 each on May 24, 2012, emptying the company’s bank account.
According to further testimony, they secured a loan for $100,000 through Stone Creek Homes, which they guaranteed personally, to make the last $50,000 payroll for hourly employees.
The remaining $50,000 was transferred to Ferguson.
The two men’s whereabouts were was unknown as the investigation got underway, but an Indiana radio station located Ferguson after seeing pictures of him at the Custom Touch Village grand opening, which took place in March 2013.