Hearing continued for suspect in Croft murder

By Chris Swick
July 24, 2015

One of the three people accused in the November 2014 murder of an Oregon man living in McPherson County will have her preliminary hearing almost a year to the day after the incident.

Kamra Kay Farrell, 28, was to have had a status hearing Friday afternoon, but the attorney's involved asked for a continuance until Nov. 13 at 9 a.m. The nature of the hearing has been changed, as well, as Farrell will face a full-blown evidentiary preliminary hearing at that time.

Farrell is charged with first degree murder in the death of James Croft, whose body was discovered north of Galva Nov. 15, 2014. She is alleged to have driven Croft to the what would end up being his death, where two men, Clinton Bascue and Samuel Darrah, were to confront him over a laptop computer and $3,200 they claimed had been stolen from them.

Bascue plead no contest and was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the murder earlier this month. Darrah is being sought by law enforcement on a charge of first degree murder. He is to be considered armed and dangerous. If you see Darrah, contact law enforcement at 245-1200 or McPherson County Crimestoppers at 1-800-241-8118.