Strebendt claimed self-defense in the shooting death of David Paul Crofut, 53, after a minor traffic accident at South 57th and Bob Straub Parkway in Springfield on Wednesday, January 29.
Springfield Police Sgt. David Lewis said Strebendt’s arrest stemmed from discrepancies between his account to 911 dispatchers and multiple witness testimonies.
"It just doesn't add up, that someone should have been shot in the incidence,” said Sgt. Lewis. "When we were notified about the indictment and the warrant, we actually when out looking for him.”