A second arrest has been made in connection with the ongoing death investigation of April D. Arnett. Ronald 'Doug' Crawley, 45, of Lexington, was arrested on October 6, 2019, in Cave Junction, Oregon by Oregon State Police, according to a Kentucky State Police press release.
He is currently lodged in the Josephine County Jail, Oregon, the release notes.
Crawley was wanted for Tampering with Physical Evidence and Abuse of Corpse, according to a previous KSP release.
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Ryan “Todd” Crawley was previously arrested in the case and is charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
According to a previous Register story, Ryan Crawley, 35, Sadieville, and another person entered Madison County on Lexington Road using the Clays Ferry Bridge on Aug. 16.
The two crossed the bridge before turning their vehicle around, the warrant states. Inside the vehicle, the two were carrying a body wrapped in a tarp with cinder blocks attached to it.
Ryan and his accomplice stopped on the bridge and tried to throw the body into the river below, according to the warrant. However, "the body got hung up on a guide wire that was attached to the bridge," and it didn't fall.
Ryan and his accomplice left the area for an unknown amount of time, the warrant states. They returned and tried to get the body free of the bridge and into the river.
While doing so, another motorist saw Ryan and his accomplice, the warrant states. The two retrieved the body from the wire, put it back into their vehicle and fled the scene by backing off the bridge and continuing on Lexington Road toward Richmond.
Ryan and his accomplice then stopped on Lexington Road between Boone's Trace and the Clays Ferry Bridge to dump Arnett's body in a ditch, the warrant states.