James Crocker had grown weary of the partying canoers and rafters who encroached on his neatly kept property along Missouri’s Meramec River. When he caught a man about to relieve himself on a gravel bar by his yard last month, a nasty confrontation ensued that ended with one person dead and Crocker accused of killing him.
James Crocker of Steelville is charged in the death of 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. Crawford County Associate Circuit Judge Scott Bernstein heard more than an hour of testimony Friday.
James Crocker of Steelville is charged with second-degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Paul Dart Jr.
Paul Dart Jr., 48, was taking part in a float trip Saturday afternoon when he got into a dispute with a nearby homeowner about whether they were standing on private or public property.
48-year-old Paul Dart Jr. was taking part in a float trip near Steelville Saturday afternoon when he got in a dispute with a nearby homeowner