Monday, February 4, 2019

Crawford County woman stabbed to death, husband arrested, dog killed

(From the Crawford County Sheriff's Office)

On February 4, 2019 at approximately 1201 hrs, the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a domestic dispute in progress at a residence located at 423 N 69 Hwy.

The caller identified as Dorma Lemaster reported that her granddaughter identified as Brandy Delmarco was being assaulted by her husband Jeremy Delmarco. The caller also advised that Jeremy Delmarco had cut himself on the arms. The first Deputy on scene located Brandy Delmarco and Dorma Lemaster outside of the residence. Both women had sustained serious injuries consistent with being stabbed. 

The Deputy also made contact with the Jeremy Delmarco and attempted to place him into custody. Jeremy Delmarco resisted and a struggle ensued. During this time, Jeremy Delmarco failed to comply with the deputy's commands and he was tased twice. 

The deputy also stunned Mr. Delmarco several times. Mr. Delmarco recovered from the taser deployments and stun drives and continued to struggle with the Deputy. During the struggle, Mr. Demarco’s dog also attacked the Deputy.

The second Deputy arrived to assist in placing Mr. Delmarco into custody. 

During that time, the dog continued to be aggressive towards the Deputies and one of Deputies was forced to shoot the dog.

Once the scene was secure, Crawford County EMS arrived on scene and transported both victims to local hospitals. Brandy Delmarco 37 years of age did not survive her injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. She was transported to Kansas City for an autopsy. 

Dorma Lemaster 84 years of age underwent surgery and is expected to survive. Jeremy Delmarco 32 was transported by EMS to the hospital, treated and released, and currently in the custody of the Crawford County Jail awaiting to be booked on Murder in the second degree and Attempted Murder in the second degree.

Jeremy Delmarco is presumed innocent unless and until the allegations against him are proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

The first Deputy on scene also went to the hospital to be evaluated for possible injuries. He was treated and released.

Arma Police Department, Pittsburg State University Police, Pittsburg Animal Control, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and Crawford County EMS also assisted at the scene.


  1. Prayers for the grandmother and the officer and for the family of the deceased woman .

  2. Thank you. Brandy was an amazing heart with a love for her family and for life. She had an infectious laugh and a smile made with a kiss from the sun. Dorma is an 84 year old grandmother who loves her Foot and gives all she has for them. She is full of wisdom far reaching her years in age. She was my Mother in law and Brandy my step Daughter. God bless Dorma as she recovers from this tragic insident. May Brandy forever stay in the arms of the Angles. I pray be you both very much I will miss Brandy so much. Amen

  3. Love you Jeremy I hope the Truth comes out about the way you both Liked to play with knives You're a dangerous couple I hope the grandmother recovers And Can say what happened You're my friend Jeremy I hope everything they're saying was a very badd into didn't I love you I hope

    1. Well I guess you loved him too and maybe should be lucky it wasn’t you

  4. She loved him to move he should be glad you’re not the one there