Man arrested for trespassing and theft.
From the desk of Sheriff Scott Bradley
On February 7th, 2017, Deputies from the Van Buren County Detention Center, responded to a trespassing incident on Round Springs Rd. When deputies arrived and spoke with the complainant, said he could her a four wheeler on his farm. Deputies made contact with the a man on the four wheeler, whom had gotten stuck. Deputies later identified the mas as 31 year old John Crawford of Atkins. After further investigation is was found that Crawford had broke into a garage on State Hwy 9 and stole the four wheeler. Crawford is being charged with felony Breaking and Entering, felony Theft by Receiving, felony Criminal Mischief, misdemeanor Criminal Mischief, and misdemeanor Criminal Trespass. Crawford is currently incarcerated at the Van Buren County Detention Center on a parole hold.
Law enforcement makes arrest on facts they gather. All person are presumed innocent until proven guilty