Man charged with murder of Meade Co. man

Published: Oct. 8, 2015 at 6:27 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM EDT
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Charles Edward Williams (Source: Meade County Sheriff's Office)
Charles Edward Williams (Source: Meade County Sheriff's Office)

BATTLETOWN, KY (WAVE) – An arrest has been made and charges were filed after a man was found dead inside of his Meade County home.

Charles Edward Williams, 37, of Elizabethtown, was taken into custody on Thursday and charged with murder in connection to the death of Daniel Shane Allen, 30, of Battletown, according to Kentucky State Police.

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According to KSP, troopers were called by Meade County dispatchers on Wednesday, Oct. 7 requesting assistance on a complaint of an unresponsive man at 12 Rick Stansbury Street in Battletown.

Troopers and Meade County deputies arrived on the scene a short time later and found Allen's body.

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KSP said an investigation determined that Allen died of foul play, which was verified after an autopsy Thursday by the state medical examiner in Louisville. The cause of Allen's death has not been released.

On Friday, WAVE 3 News obtained the 911 calls from Allen's murder. The victim's girlfriend told dispatchers she woke up and found Allen in the garage.

"Somebody showed up to buy his four wheeler, he said, and so he's been out in the garage with them. And I fell asleep and I just woke up and went out there and he got like beat up or something and there's a hole in his throat and he's got blood everywhere and he's not breathing and he's all cold. And I'm scared," she said.

The woman initially thought a four wheeler had been stolen, but later noticed it was there and didn't think anything had been taken.
Police have not released a motive.

Anyone with information regarding this case should call KSP Post 4 in Elizabethtown at 270-766-5078 or their local law enforcement agency.

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