Rape charges filed against Cuba man
A Cuba man has been charged with burglary and rape after an incident that allegedly took place on June 2. Justin L. Jasper, 31, of Cuba, stands charged with the unclassified felony of rape in the first degree and with class B felony burglary in the first degree in connection with the events of that night.
August primary absentee ballots available soon
Absentee ballots for the August 5 Primary Election will be available in the Crawford County Clerk’s Office after June 24.
Murder suspects waive hearings
Both of the people charged with the shooting death of a Rosati man have now waived their preliminary hearings and their cases have been bound over to the Crawford County Circuit Court.
County could cut cost on phone bills
Crawford County is considering options to streamline its phone system. Commissioners held a preliminary discussion on the idea with Bryan Campbell of Steelville Telephone Exchange at their meeting on June 3. The main motivation is to improve phone service and decrease costs.
Clerk working to attract businesses
Economic growth may be on the horizon for Crawford County, growth from both new development as well as existing businesses. County Clerk and economic developer Mardy Leathers is encouraged by recent progress in both arenas, noting that, “it takes both components to truly cultivate and sustain a growing economy.”
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.