Murder Count Filed In Deadly Stabbing

Police on Wednesday charged Dallas M. Crokie, 18, with murder in the stabbing death of a 40-year-old man sometime late Sunday or early Monday.

Municipal Court Judge Dan Spahn set Crokie’s bond at $500,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 25. Attorney Steven Stickles was appointed to represent Crokie.

Crokie came to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department around 8 a.m. Monday, saying he had stabbed a man. Sheriff Fred Abdalla said Crokie had a knife, which was turned over to a deputy. City police then were contacted and the investigation was turned over to that department.

Crokie went with a police detective to Apartment 1B at the Cathedral Apartments at 416 S. Sixth St., where the body of Terry L. Shust was found.

Police Chief William McCafferty said detectives were working on a motive for the stabbing. He said detectives believe there was some type of struggle either before or during the stabbing. Abdalla said Crokie claimed there was some type of altercation between him and Shust prior to the incident.