Crothersville man facing murder charge

A 56-year-old Crothersville man faces a murder charge in connection with an incident Wednesday night that left his girlfriend’s son dead, police report.

Darrell Edward Stanton was booked into the Jackson County Jail at 12:20 a.m. Thursday after 35-year-old Dustin L. Robbins died of a shotgun wound to the abdomen, according to a news release from the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident that led to the shooting began when Stanton arrived at his girlfriend’s mobile home at 8049 E. County Road 400S and found Robbins and his wife there, police said.

Witnesses told police Stanton approached Robbins and threatened him and his wife with a shotgun, police said, and Robbins was shot during an ensuing struggle.

Officers responding to the report of two males with gunshot wounds at 6:59 p.m. were told en route that at least one person had sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. When they arrived, they found an injured male, later identified as Robbins, outside the home and Stanton inside the home.

Robbins was treated by personnel with Jackson County Emergency Medical Services and taken to Schneck Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

Stanton was being held Thursday without bond awaiting his initial hearing.

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Updated at 11:37 a.m. Thursday.

A 56-year-old Crothersville man was booked into the Jackson County Jail at Brownstown on a charge of murder early Thursday.

Darrell Edward Stanton was processed by jail officers at 12:20 a.m. and was being held without bond.

His connection to a shooting incident reported Wednesday evening near Dudleytown could not be confirmed at this time.

Updated at 4:39 a.m.

Shortly after that shooting incident, Jackson County Sheriff Michael Carothers said police had a person in custody but had not made an arrest.

Carothers said at about 9 p.m. Wednesday that he could not release any other details about the incident, first reported about an hour earlier.

Carothers said no arrests had been made after the incident in a rural area southeast of Dudleytown, which is located about eight miles south of Seymour and eight miles east of Brownstown.

He said additional details would be released when they become available.