Warren man who killed girlfriend, himself, had history of domestic violence


WARREN — Roleigh Culver was only 18 the first time his name appeared on a police report related to domestic violence.

He was living at his mother’s house on Elmwood Drive, north of North River Road in Howland Township, in March 2007.

It was then that his girlfriend’s mother told Howland police Culver had accidentally head-butted a 17-year-old girl in the nose, causing injuries to her face after an argument.

It was the first “physical incident” between the two, the victim’s mother told police.

Nine years and 18 domestic-violence-related calls later, Culver’s most-recent girlfriend, Jessica A. Crowder, 36, is dead after Culver, 27, shot her Friday at her home in Hamilton Street Southwest. Culver then killed himself at a nearby vacant house as Warren police closed in.

For the complete story, read Tuesday's Vindicator and Vindy.com

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