An eventful week in one Deerfield Beach household ended with the woman of the house out on bond after being charged with grand theft arrest and her husband in jail on a premeditated murder charge, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
BSO says 45-year-old Joseph Rauchfuss, with wife Crystal present, stabbed David Campbell 18 times less than 1,800 feet from Campbell’s Pompano Beach home on Monday. On Wednesday afternoon, 37-year-old Crystal Rauchfuss was charged with cashing a stolen check. She posted $1,000 bond at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday. By Thursday night, the Broward Main Jail once again had a resident named Rauchfuss, this time Joseph, on the murder charge.
Deputies responding to a stabbing call at 2649 NW Sixth Ct. around 10:30 p.m. Monday found Campbell, 28, on the ground and not moving. Campbell lived at 2810 NW Seventh St.
Pompano Beach Fire Rescue took Campbell to Broward Health North, where he died.
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After an investigation, BSO believes the Rauchfuss couple and Campbell had been riding around in a Nissan Sentra when Joseph and Campbell got into an argument. Joseph stabbed Campbell 18 times, officers said.
Two days later, Crystal Rauchfuss was in handcuffs on suspicion of cashing a stolen check for $816 at The Check Cashing Store in Oakland Park in November. According to a complaint affidavit, she admitted cashing the check and using the money, but said she didn’t know the check was stolen.