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November 8, 2013


Texarkana, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Chrystal Lynn Larcade, 38, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. The plea took place before the Honorable Susan O. Hickey in United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas in Texarkana. Larcade has been in custody since her arrest on August 13, 2011 and will remain in custody pending sentencing.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “Investigating and prosecuting violent crime continues to be one of the highest priorities in our office. When people engage in willful and violent actions that terrorize or harm other individuals such as in this case, we will continue to aggressively investigate and prosecute them.”
Chrystal Lynn Larcade and her husband, Leslie Bruce Larcade, were indicted on January 16, 2012 on one count of conspiracy to commit kidnapping and one count of kidnapping resulting in death. Leslie Larcade’s trial is set for the first week in December 2013.

Chrystal Lynn Larcade’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record (if any), the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violations. The maximum sentence for the offense to which Chrystal Larcade pleaded guilty is life imprisonment.

This case is being investigated by the Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas State Police, the McCurtain County Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Kenneth Elser and Matt Quinn are prosecuting this case for the United States.

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