Man charged with deleting evidence in firefighter killing

Police have made in arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Silver Lake firefighter at a New Year's Eve party last year in

Police have made in arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Silver Lake firefighter at a New Year's Eve party last year in Crawford.

Police have made in arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Silver Lake firefighter at a New Year's Eve party last year in Crawford. (10/4/16)

CRAWFORD - Police have made in arrest in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Silver Lake firefighter at a New Year's Eve party last year in Crawford.

They say they arrested Robert Lemmount last Wednesday after an investigation hampered by the intoxication of many witnesses on drugs or alcohol. 

State troopers accuse Lemmount of deleting "electronic evidence" from his iPhone shortly after the death of Justin Speights, 20.

As News 12 has previously reported, police say Speights was killed while trying to break up a fight at the party.

Lemmount faces charges of tampering with evidence. He has not been charged with the killing.

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