January 14, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Charges Filed in Dec. 5 Death of Stephen Rash

The Springfield Police Department has continued to investigate the death of Mr. Rash since it was initially reported on 12-06-08. The investigation has culminated in the filing of the following charges by the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office on 1-13-09:

All six are charged with: Murder 1st Degree { Felony A RSMo: 565.020 }

All six suspects were taken into custody without incident on January 12, 2009 and are being held in the Greene County jail with no bond.

Members of the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office will be available today, 1-14-2009, at 2:30 PM in the briefing room of the Springfield Police Department Headquarters located at 321 E. Chestnut Expressway to answer media questions.

SPD Case Number: 08-56943

Media Contact: Major Kevin Routh, phone: 864-1754; Release authorized by: Major Kevin Routh

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Springfield Police Department

Headquarters: 321 E. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, MO 65802
South District Station: 2620 W. Battlefield Rd., Springfield, MO 65807
417-864-1810 • springfieldmo.gov/spd