Stephen Lawson

Stephen Lawson is charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence in the disappearance of Crystal Rogers. Rogers disappeared from her home in Bardstown, Kentucky, on July 3, 2015. Her red sedan was found on the Bluegrass Parkway with her keys, phone and purse still inside. Stephen Lawson's son Joseph Lawson allegedly drove Crystal Rogers vehicle. It had a flat tire and Joseph allegedly called his father, saying he needed some help. It is claimed that Stephen Lawson then came out and picked Joseph up, brought him back to Bardstown and dropped him off. Cooperation between Stephen Lawson and law enforcement in exchange for immunity from prosecution had occurred but that agreement fell apart - it is unclear why. Joseph Lawson is also charged in the case. He is charged with conspiracy to commit murder and complicity to tampering with evidence. The boyfriend of Crystal Rogers and father of one of her children, Brooks Houck, is charged with her murder and with tampering with evidence.