Darrah arrested for murder of James Croft

By Chris Swick
August 24, 2015

The third man wanted in connection with the November 2014 murder of James Croft is in custody.

McPherson County law enforcement reported Saturday morning that Samuel Darrah, 46, was arrested. He was wanted on charges of first-degree murder for the death of Croft, who was found in a ditch near Galva after suffering multiple stab wounds.

It is alleged that Darrah, along with fellow defendant Clinton Bascue, attacked Croft after he was driven into rural McPherson County by a third defendant, Kamra Kay Farrell, over what they alleged was a stolen laptop and $3,200.

Details as to Darrah's capture were not available at this time. McPherson County Attorney Torrance Parkins said Darrah was to have been had a court appearance Monday to have a lawyer appointed. A preliminary hearing will be set for a later date.

Bascue was sentence to life in prison in July after pleading no contest.

Farrell is due for a preliminary hearing in November.