GREENE COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) – Tamera Crosley, the wife of Randal Crosley, has received a sentence of one year in the Greene County jail as part of a plea agreement. Crosley heard her sentence Friday morning in Greene County Circuit Court. Coincidentally, Tamera Crosley’s court appearance took place on the exact date in 2013 that the parents of Katelyn Wolfe reported her disappearance to authorities.
Tamera Crosley was the third suspect sentenced in connection with Katelyn Wolfe’s murder. Her charges stemmed, according to court documents, from inconsistent statements she gave to authorities on Wolfe’s recovery.
On June 10, 2013, Indiana Department of Natural Resource Officers recovered Katelyn Wolfe’s body from a Sullivan County, Indiana lake. On Friday, the Linton Police Department spoke to News 10 about the case, and what impact it had on the department, as well as the community.
“I think the biggest, us as well as the community have learned a great deal, in the fact that it reiterates in our mind that there are people out there, that are willing to commit this type of crime,” said Police Chief Troy Jerrell. When officers first took reports of Wolfe’s disappearance, police say, some investigators worked 22 hour shifts, only briefly stopping for naps.
Police Chief Jerrell credits a tight knit group of officers, for the recovery effort. He explained that any investigation’s biggest challenge is the threat of a potential leak; leaks can give thousands of people information, and discredit sources, that may actually have valuable information.
“You also have to have a line or barrier of trust, like we did in this case,” he said, “We could have always done it better, we could have always done something better,”