Crawford County News

Wanted man attempts escape

    A man wanted in Franklin County for alleged sex crimes against a child attempted to flee from a Crawford County deputy but was caught.
    The June 14 incident resulted in the filing of felony charges against William Harvey Robert Gordon, 24, of Lonedell. He faces the charge of class E felony resisting a traffic stop in Crawford County.

Dyer and Ray arrested in missing person's case

Crawford County Sheriff Darin Layman issued the following press release on June 30: 


The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office has received and acted upon several leads in reference to the Terry Barton missing person’s case. Barton had been reported missing to our office on June 8, and his disappearance was being investigated as suspicious. There were two persons of interest in reference to his disappearance and efforts to locate them have been ongoing. 

Area high school teachers recognized by ECC-NEA

    High school educators have a profound effect on students in many capacities. That’s why the East Central College chapter of the National Education Association (NEA) is celebrating the positive influence and dedication of those educators with the Inspirers of Excellence Award.

Man faces child sex and porn charges

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This story contains crime details that some people may find disturbing.
    A Springfield man faces felony charges for child sex crimes after two young boys revealed he had allegedly showed them pornography, sexually assaulted them, and taught them to do the same things to one another.

CCSO to participate in July 4 drunk driving prevention campaign

    This Independence Day, law enforcement in Crawford County is participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” impaired driving awareness campaign. In support of the law enforcement community’s dedication to protecting the lives of residents in their communities, you’ll see deputies working together during this holiday weekend to take drunk drivers off the roads. These expanded efforts to protect against impaired driving will be conducted in a fair and equitable way.