SULLIVAN, Mo. - Early Monday morning Franklin County Deputies arrested 22-year-old Perry Crawford of St. Clair, Mo. after he allegedly threatened several individuals with a knife at a residence in the 1000 block of East Springfield Road.
At the time of the dispute two children, one and two months old, were located at the residence by deputies
This morning Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said that deputies had responded of a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife.
After deputies arrived on the scene they were told by individuals that Crawford, who was still at the residence, threatened them with a knife, however Crawford denied the allegations.
While deputies were still at the residence two other individuals arrived, stating they had fled the residence after a subject arrived prior, saying he had stolen a truck . This subject had left the residence in the truck prior to deputies arrival.
Witnesses stated that an argument began over the subject who had stolen the truck at which time threats were made and physical contact, eventually leading to the subject threatening everyone with the knife demanding that they leave.
After the individual left with the stolen truck, the witnesses were informed that he had been arrested by Sullivan Police but the truck had not been located at the time of the arrest.
Deputies located narcotics paraphernalia in the residence along with prescription medication. Crawford was take into custody for investigation of assault second, endangering the welfare of a child, and domestic assault. He has been charged with Domestic Assault Second, bond $25,000.
While in route to the Franklin County Jail with Crawford it was determined that the vehicle stolen from Sullivan was found on fire in the woods near Victoria Manor on the South Service Road outside Sullivan. Further investigation is being conducted by the Sullivan Police and Sheriff’s Office. Family Services was also contacted due to the conditions of the residence and children.