Murder Arrest

Rickey Crawford Jr.

A Saturday traffic accident in Jackson County leads to the arrest of a man on murder charges.

Jackson County sheriff’s deputies arrested 40-year old Rickey D. Crawford, Jr., of Tuckerman, accused in the stabbing death of 33-year old Amanda Crawford, of Tuckerman.

Police in Diaz requested assistance from deputies for a vehicle crash.

Authorities say Crawford, who was involved in the wreck, made a statement to investigators that “raised suspicion.”

Deputies went to a residence and found the body.

Crawford is charged with suspicion of first-degree murder in the stabbing and is being held in the Jackson County jail.

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