Man arrested in connection with death investigation after human remains found in Madison County

Body of April Arnett found near side of highway
Posted at 6:07 PM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 19:23:32-04

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Kentucky State Police have arrested a man on tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse charges in an ongoing death investigation.

The body of 39-year-old Lexington woman April D. Arnett was found in Madison County near the side of a highway.

KSP says that Ryan 'Todd' Crawley, 35, of Sadieville, has been charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Abuse of a Corpse in the case. He is in the Pulaski County Detention Center.

The investigation continues.

In December 2017, LEX 18 reported that Ryan Crawley faced charges of kidnapping and wanton endangerment after a woman said he walked into a home in Georgetown with a baseball bat and threatened to kill her. Court documents say he told her, "you're going to die,"..."I can't help what's going to happen to you. Could you imagine being raped to death?"

In the report, LEX 18's Leigh Searcy said that the Georgetown incident was not the first time Crawley had been accused of threatening women.