Last updateWed, 28 Jan 2015 2pm

Police chief disputes story linking HUD housing with increased crime

    Steelville resident Sheldra Thomas addressed Steelville city officials at the council meeting Monday to voice her anger with statements made by Police Chief Lydle Davis at the March 4 council meeting. At that meeting, Davis had said that new construction in the town was aimed toward those who receive government assistance for their housing and that was a contributing factor towards an increased crime rate in the community. However, in response to Thomas’ confrontation, he stated the report in the newspaper was not accurate.

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