A Kenna couple faces charges after several minor sought medical attention due to intoxication allegedly stemming from a party.

A Kenna couple faces charges after several minor sought medical attention due to intoxication allegedly stemming from a party.

  David Crawford, 47, and Tonia Crawford, 43,  both of Kenna, were each was charged with two misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to a minor by Deputy Julia Williams of the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

  The arrests stemmed from incidents that occurred during and following a party near the Crawfords’ Shelton Drive, Kenna residence.

  According to Deputy Williams’s criminal complaint, she was contacted by 911 dispatch on September 29, 2017, about a call from a concerned parent about parties allegedly at the Crawford’s home in which minors drinking alcohol was allegedly taking place. An earlier anonymous complaint had been received by Sheriff Tony Boggs about alleged drinking parties involving minors and the adults.

 Williams and Deputy Brandon Williams went to the Shelton Drive address and found some 30 cars parked in a field and several people in the field and around a fire pit.

  The officers talked to the Crawfords about the complaints. The Crawfords allegedly stated that they do not supply alcohol to minors but allowed adults to drink and have their own supply of alcohol to drink.

IDs were checked on several individuals who were 21 or older, and a warning was given to not allow underage drinking.

   On October 1 at about 3:14 a.m., Sgt. Roger Rhodes of the JCSD reported he was at Kenna One Stop with several cars and that two were on their way to Jackson General Hospital with intoxicated minors needing medical attention.

  Subesequent interviews alleged that minors were at a party at the same Kenna location and that minors were drinking alcohol that was available. Reports alleged that other minors were severely intoxicated and that one had fallen into the fire pit and had suffered burns as a result. 

Deputy Williams,  Sgt. Rhodes and Deputy Williams went the scene of the party and found some 20 vehicles there, along with one extremely intoxicated 19-year-old.

  The officers again talked to the Crewfords advising them about the minors being transported to the hospital. Several minors at the scene allegedly admitted to have been drinking alcohol and that it was available. The Crawfords agreed to shut the party down, cooperated with the officers and according to Williams’s complaint, realized the severity of what might have happened, stating that those adults and minors still there would stay the night.

  Subsequently, Deputy Williams sought warrants for David and Tonia Crawford for two counts each of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and providing alcohol to minors. They were arraigned in Jackson County Magistrate Court.