Arrest made in Stroman murder

A suspect was arrested this morning in the May homicide of Glenda Stroman, 72, of Magnolia.

Deputy Prosecutor David Butler, Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell and Lt. Todd Dew held a press conference this morning at the Columbia County Justice and Detention Facility to announce the arrest of Robert L. Harrison, 32, of Emerson for the murder of Glenda Stroman. (Photo by Dixie Edington)

In a brief press conference held in the courtroom at the Columbia County Detention Facility, officials announced the arrest of Robert L. Harrison, 32, of Emerson. Dew stated that Harrison worked for a local business and was arrested without incident at his place of employment. He was described by the detective as a white male.

David Butler, deputy prosecuting attorney for the 13th Judicial District, announced the arrest. He praised the Magnolia Police Department for its work, particularly Lt. Todd Dew, who was chief investigator on the case.

Magnolia Police Chief Glenn Maxwell said physical evidence at the scene and DNA results from the crime lab investigation led to Harrison’s arrest. He declined to elaborate on a motive at this time.

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