Authorities Investigating Double Murder in Grandfalls

Ward County Sheriff's Office Press Release

On September 5, 2012 at 1:37 am the Sheriff's Office received a call in reference to shots being fired near 211 Ave. B in Grandfalls. 

Upon investigation and numerous secondary calls it was determined that the incident had occurred at an R.V. park located 200 Ave B Space D inside of a camping type trailer two bodies were discovered.

Both had what appeared to be gunshot wounds.

The incident is still under investigation at this time. 

A suspect, Rodney Crawford of Grandfalls, 28 years of age has been charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder in connection with the incident. 

He is currently a patient at Medical Center Hospital and will be transferred to Ector County Jail upon his release. 

The victim's were identified as such:
Christina Staffor, 31-years of age, who resided in Grandfalls and Travis M. Dewitt, 30 years of age, who resided in Royalty Tx.

A third victim, a minor was treated and released from Ward Memorial Hospital In Monahans.

Both bodies will be sent for autopsies. 

A joint investigation is being conducted by the Ward County Sheriff's Office, Texas Rangers, and the 143rd District Attorney's Office.