Crawford County News
Jury deliberates just 28 minutes before finding man not guilty of murder
Brian McBenge was acquitted of murder charges in Steelville on Tuesday, May 12 after the jury deliberated for just 28 minutes on the case. Court records show that the jury retired to consider a verdict at 2:38 p.m. and at 3:06 p.m., the bailiff announced they had done so. He was found not guilty of both charges against him.
Crawford County received six separate citations from the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for sites where the road districts were screening gravel for use on county roads. Two sites—one for each of the two county road districts—were inspected on April 30 and each one received the same three citations.
County considering ride-with policy
A question of whether non-employees will be allowed to ride in Crawford County vehicles was sent to the committee working on a personnel handbook for their recommendation to the commission. The question arose because Doug Britton, Road District #2 foreman, has asked permission to pick up his child on his way home from work in his take-home county vehicle.
Taxpayer gets no satisfaction on road complaints
Crawford County resident Belinda Allison stormed out of the commission meeting on May 14 after her complaints about road conditions were dismissed by District #2 Foreman Doug Britton.
Class C & D felony filings
The Prosecuting Attorney of Crawford County filed class C felony charges against the following people between May 2 and May 11: