Richard Dale Crum Wiki – Richard Dale Crum Biography

Law enforcement personnel investigate the scene of multiple shootings on Arkabutla Dam Road in Arkabutla, Miss on Friday, February 17, 2023. Six people were fatally shot Friday at various locations in a small town in rural Mississippi near the Tennessee state line, and authorities blamed a single suspect Richard Dale Crum who was arrested and charged with murder. (AP Photo/Nikki Boertman)

ARKABUTLA, Mississippi (AP) — A lone gunman killed six people Friday, including his ex-wife and stepfather, at various locations in a small rural community in northern Mississippi, the sheriff said, left investigators searching for clues as to what motivated the attack.

Armed with a shotgun and two pistols, Richard Dale Crum, 52, opened fire around 11 a.m. m. and killed a man in the driver’s seat of a pickup truck parked outside a store in Arkabutla, near the Tennessee state line in Tate County. Sheriff Brad Lance said.


Deputies were working the crime scene when a second 911 call alerted authorities to another shooting a few miles away. After arriving at a home, they found a woman, whom the sheriff identified as Crum’s ex-wife, shot to death and her current husband wounded by her.

Richard Dale Crum Age

The age of Richard Dale Crum is 52 years.

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Richard Dale Crum killed ex wife

Lance said officers caught up with Crum outside his own home and arrested him. Behind the residence they found two workmen shot to death, one on the road, another in a pickup truck. Inside a neighboring house, they discovered the bodies of Crum’s stepfather and his stepfather’s sister. “Everybody has crime, and from time to time we have violent crime, but certainly nothing of this magnitude,” Lance said in an interview. He added: “Without being able to say what triggered this, that’s the scary part.”


Crum, 52, was jailed without bail on a single capital murder charge, and Lance said investigators were working to file additional charges. It was not immediately known if Crum had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

That initial murder charge was for the murder of Chris Eugene Boyce, 59, the man who was shot outside the store. Boyce’s brother was in the truck with him at the time and fled, according to the sheriff. Lance added that Crum chased the brother through a wooded area before he escaped unharmed. Tate County Deputy Coroner Ernie Lentz identified the other dead as Debra Crum, 60; Carlos Manuel, 76; John Rorie, 59; George McCain, 73; and Lynda McCain, 78. Lentz also said Boyce was from Lakeland, Florida.Read More…..

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