Working on a tip, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department arrested 21-year old James Crawford of Talco for a capital murder in Mt. Vernon last week. The suspect was arrested in an apartment in Marshall at 1 a.m. Tuesday. Crawford is accused of the murder of 75-year old Kenneth Raley of Mt. Vernon. The body of Raley was found in his Miller Street home last Wednesday evening. Franklin County Sheriff Ricky Jones said it was obvious foul play had occurred. The home had also been burglarized.
By Don Julian, KSST News and Sports Director