Man apprehended in Nectar for Jefferson County murder

Stephen Michael Crawford, 21, wanted for capital murder in Jefferson County, was apprehended last Tuesday at a mobile home on Old Walker Road in the Nectar area. The law enforcement team making the arrest was headed by U.S. Marshals, assisted by the Warrior Police Department and the Blount County Sheriff’s Department, according to Blount County Sheriff’s Department Operations Officer Tim Kent.

Crawford was captured after a brief pursuit. Kent said it is not known at this time whether Crawford was a legal resident at the home, but that he was known to have been staying there.

Crawford and another suspect are charged with capital murder in a Jefferson County robbery and shooting. Crawford is being held at the Jefferson County Jail.