Marshall man facing charges after allegedly stealing truck

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

A 26-year-old Marshall man is being held on a $7,500 bond after allegedly stealing a truck and trailer early this month.

According to a probable cause statement filed with the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, a deputy took a report on June 2 of a Ford F450 and an attached trailer being stolen from the area of Pyro City. The deputy received surveillance video from the business, which showed the suspect clearly.

Approximately 5 ˝ hours later, company employees located the truck on the north side of the roadway at the intersection of High Street and Franklin Avenue.

The officer of record conducted an area canvas, observing a male subject known as “Shawn.” Later while the officer was at the Probation and Parole Office, multiple P/P officers reportedly identified the subject in a still surveillance image as Shawn Crawford and stated he was currently at the hospital with other P/P officers.

The officer of record arrived at the hospital. According to the report, Crawford interrupted his Miranda rights and admitted to having taken the truck because he needed a place to sleep.

According to unofficial online court documents, Crawford has been charged with a class D felony of tampering with a motor vehicle – first degree. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 21.

A plea/trial setting is scheduled for June 23 in an unrelated case against Crawford. According to unofficial online court documents, he is also facing a misdemeanor, fourth-degree domestic assault charge from this past January.

Editor’s note: Charges contained in reports provided by law enforcement officials are not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting charges must be presented before a jury, whose duty is to determine if the accused is guilty or not guilty of the charges.