Sherman man charged with murder after allegedly shooting mom’s boyfriend

Staff Writer
Herald Democrat
Sherman police charged a man with murder after a shooting at an apartment complex on South FM 1417 Thursday evening.

A Sherman man was arrested on a charge of murder Thursday evening.

A release from the Sherman Police Department said officers were called to the Country Village Apartments on South FM 1417 at around 8:35 p.m. about a shooting.

When they arrived at building 17 of the apartments, they found 58-year-old Stephen Obar dead inside an apartment.

Lindsley Cravens II, 30, was also there and was arrested by the officers.

“The initial investigation indicated (Obar) was the boyfriend of the (Cravens’) mother,” the release said.

It added that Obar and Cravens got into an argument inside the apartment. During the argument the Cravens pulled a firearm and fatally shot Obar.

Cravens was arrested for the offense of murder and was transported to the Grayson County Jail. Grayson County court records indicate that a bond amount had not been set for Cravens as of Friday morning and his records do not indicate an attorney of record.

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