N E W S R E L E A S E
Nov. 15, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stephen A. Rubino, Major
JCC Police arrest a third person for a July 27 homicide
At 6:39 p.m., on Saturday, July 27, James City County Police responded to a home in the 100 block of Teal Way in the Season’s Trace subdivision in James City County in reference to the discovery of a dead female inside of a residence. The victim was positively identified as Dana Patterson Mackay, 42. The cause of death was blunt force trauma.
On November 15, Nace Eugene Houchin Jr, 33 of Ft Eustis was charged with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder for his role in this homicide. Houchin is a Specialist in the US Army stationed at Ft Eustis. He is the husband of Nicole Houchin who along with John Mackay, are facing the same charges.
The victim’s husband, John Wayne Mackay, 42 of JCC is a Staff Sergeant in the US Army stationed at Ft Eustis. Nicole Michelle Houchin, 35 of Ft Eustis and Mackay were admittedly having an affair with each other and conspired with Nace Houchin to kill Dana Mackay for $20,000. John Mackay and Nicole Houchin were arrested on July 29 and are being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail without bond.
Nace Houchin was also being held at the Virginia Peninsula Regional Jail on an unrelated charge without bond. Attached is a photo of Nace Houchin.