Federal Investigators Surround Gun Manufacturer In Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — Deputies blocked the entrance of THOR Global Defense Group in Crawford County near Van Buren Wednesday morning (May 2). Investigators with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department are at the facility. Deputies say investigators are checking paperwork in relation to some sort of weapon. Investigators were seen carrying out evidence and placing it into a van outside of THOR. According to the Candice Settle, the attorney for the property owners, Knesek Properties, officials did take some evidence that included digital information. Settle said that may take some time for investigators to sort through. “The owners are fully cooperating with officials with regards to this search warrant,” Settle said. “The owners fully intend to ensure that their constitutional rights and privileges are not compromised.” Settle said the property owners have done nothing wrong. “We do not believe that any of the owners of these have done anything wrong,” Settle said. Crawford County deputies are assisting Homeland Security and ATF agents as they execute the search warrant, according to Sheriff Ron Brown. THOR Global Defense Group is a gun manufacturer. There is also a gun range at the facility. “I got a knock at the door and the officers asked my name and if I had kids and if I had guns, and then they said that they were doing an investigation and they may or may not be here all day,” neighbor […]

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