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Man arrested for PRP murder after telling witness about the crime

Charles R. Edwards (Source: LMDC) Charles R. Edwards (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man was arrested Thursday after telling a witness he was involved in a murder in southwest Louisville, according to arrest reports.

"We're confident that the right individual is in custody for this crime," Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Aaron Crowell said during a Friday morning news conference.

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Police said Charles R. Edwards, 29, became loud and argumentative after people gathered outside a home in the 6700 block of Sylvania No. 4 Road Thursday, where a neighbor had found Michael Ray Doss, 58, dead just before 10:30 a.m. Investigators said Doss' 5-year-old grandson was located inside the home unharmed. 

Police said Edwards caused a scene when he began to argue with other bystanders, and he refused to comply when confronted by an officer who asked him to leave and move his vehicle, which was blocking traffic. Edwards was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at 5:55 p.m. Thursday.

A few hours later, at 10:10 p.m., Edwards was charged with murder while in custody after police say he made statements to a person, claiming he had been involved in a murder and provided that person with details that corresponded to the crime scene at Doss' home.

"He did arrive back at the scene [of the murder], and his behavior was odd, which caught our attention," Crowell said, "and then witness statements and physical evidence linked him to the crime."

Crowell said Doss and Edwards knew each other. "At this time, it appears they were acquaintances, nothing more," he said.

Several firearms have been recovered, but Crowell wouldn't say where they guns were found. He said police had yet to determine whether any of the guns were used to kill Doss.

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