Crawford County News
Suspect arrested in Leasburg burglary
Travis B. Ensor, 23, of Leasburg, stands charged with class A felony robbery in the first degree, along with class C felony burglary in the second degree, class C felony stealing, and class C felony stealing a firearm. The charges are the result of an incident that took place on May 14 in Leasburg.
Rosati murder hearing set
One of the two alleged murderers in the Rosati shootings that occurred in April has waived his preliminary hearing, causing his case to be bound over to the Crawford County Circuit Court without the initial trial. Oryon Dain Guinn, 29, appeared in court with his attorney on Monday, June 2 to file a written waiver in his case.
Friends Helping Friends to resume woodworking shop
Workshop activities are scheduled to resume at the Friends Helping Friends facility in Cuba. The board of directors overseeing Friends Helping Friends reported on Monday that the woodworking shop equipment was installed and ready to go. Once the federal paperwork is prepared, the shop can reopen and participants at Friends Helping Friends will be able to go to work and be paid for their work inside the shop.
Crocker found guilty during Meramec River murder trial - UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS
In a highly anticipated trial in Steelville, James Crocker was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison on May 14 after just two days in court. The trial, held in Crawford County, was the result of a shooting on the Meramec River in July of 2013 that resulted in the death of Paul Franklin Dart Jr. The incident brought to the forefront issues between local residents and tourists who visit local waterways, and sometimes cause conflict.
River shooter found guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison
James Crocker was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday. The trial, held in Crawford County, was the result of a shooting on the Meramec River in July of 2013 that resulted in the death of Paul Franklin Dart, Jr. A jury was selected on Monday, and evidence was heard from a number of witnesses on Tuesday and Wednesday.