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Morrow County Sheriff's Reserve Deputy Arrested on Murder Charges
10/08/2010
Tony Green
Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
(503) 569-1171

A Morrow County Sheriff's reserve deputy wanted for murder was arrested Friday morning without incident during a traffic stop in Harney County.
 
STEVEN MONTIE CRUM, age 29, was arrested for the murder of Jessica Rae Killian, whose body was discovered October 4th on a farm near Ione.  The investigation involving the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigations Division, with the assistance from the Umatilla/Morrow County Major Crime Team, is ongoing.
 
The Oregon Department of Justice is prosecuting the case at the request of Morrow County District Attorney Justin W. Nelson in order to ensure the integrity of the process because of the defendant's involvement with law enforcement.
 
Every criminal defendant is considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
 
Anyone with information to assist with this investigation should call the Morrow County Sheriff's Office at (541) 676-9061.