AR-15 Rifle Used in Meade County Murder, Suspect Arrested and Charged

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Meade County man was taken into custody on Thursday after allegedly shooting and killing a woman. According to court documents, 37-year-old Derick Ford is accused of fatally shooting Crystal Fetch.

The incident occurred in the early morning hours, as Meade County Dispatch received a call reporting a shooting in Battletown, Kentucky. Deputies arrived at the scene to find Fetch with a single gunshot wound to the left eye in the master bedroom of the residence. Authorities stated that Ford and Fetch had been involved in an argument prior to the shooting, and that Ford used an AR-15 rifle to shoot her.

Ford has been charged with murder and is currently being held at the Meade County Detention Center on a $250,000 bond. He is scheduled for arraignment on February 7.

The tragic incident has left the community in shock, with neighbors and local residents expressing condolences and concern for the victim’s family. The police investigation is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information to come forward and assist with the case.

The Meade County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation, and they are working diligently to uncover the details surrounding the fatal shooting. As the legal process unfolds, the community is left grappling with the devastating impact of this senseless act of violence.

The victim’s family and loved ones are seeking justice for Crystal Fetch, as they mourn her loss and try to come to terms with the heartbreaking reality of her untimely death. The local community is rallying around the family, offering support and solidarity during this difficult time.