Authorities in Crawford County, Kansas continue investigating a homicide that happened Monday. One man is in custody for second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. Read the full press release below:
On February 4, 2018 at approximately 12:01 PM, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute in progress at a residence located at 423 N 69 Hwy. The caller, identified as 84-year-old Dorma Lemaster, reported that her granddaughter, 37-year-old Brandy Delmarco, was being assaulted by her husband, 32-year-old Jeremy Delmarco. The caller also advised that Jeremy had cut himself on the arms. The first Deputy on scene located Brandy and Dorma outside of the residence. Both women had sustained serious injuries consistent with being stabbed.
The Deputy also made contact with the Jeremy and attempted to place him into custody. Jeremy resisted and a struggle ensued. During this time, Jeremy failed to comply with the Deputies commands and he was tased twice. The Deputy also stunned Mr. Delmarco several times. Mr. Delmarco recovered from the taser deployments and stun drives and continued to struggle with the Deputy. During the struggle, Mr. Demarco’s dog also attacked the Deputy. The second Deputy arrived to assist in placing Mr. Delmarco into custody. During that time, the dog continued to be aggressive towards the Deputies and one of Deputies was forced to shoot the dog.
Once the scene was secure, Crawford County EMS arrived on scene and transported both victims to local hospitals. Brandy Delmarco did not survive her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was transported to Kansas City for an autopsy. Dorma Lemaster underwent surgery and is expected to survive. Jeremy Delmarco was transported by EMS to the hospital, treated and released, and currently in the custody of the Crawford County Jail, awaiting to be booked in on Murder in the second degree and Attempted Murder in the second degree.
Jeremy Delmarco is presumed innocent unless and until the allegations against him are proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The first Deputy on scene also went to the hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries. He was treated and released.
Arma Police Department, Pittsburg State University Police, Pittsburg Animal Control, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and Crawford County EMS also assisted at the scene