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David Ray Fugate Charged in Murder of Daughter's Boyfriend, Michael Crutchfield

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David Ray Fugate
David Ray Fugate delivered some Jefferson County justice on his daughter's boyfriend Sunday, shooting the man dead after being informed he allegedly assaulted the girl.

The incident occurred around 11:15 p.m. yesterday in House Springs. The Jefferson County sheriff's department says Fugate arrived at the 5600 block of Ruth Drive to pick up his daughter, who promptly told her father that boyfriend Michael Crutchfield had "assaulted" her.

Fugate, 48 and the 22-year-old Crutchfield then got into an verbal argument that ended when Fugate allegedly drew a semi-automatic pistol from his waist-band and shot Crutchfield dead.

Sheriff deputies found Crutchfield's body lying on the road.

Today prosecutors charged Fugate, of Cedar Hill, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action. He's being held without bond.

The Jefferson County sheriff's department tells Daily RFT that Fugate did not have a concealed-carry permit.


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Katie
Katie

All I can say about that comment,  is that you need to learn how to spell.  Lets see...Northwest?  Very sad!  Pretty sure your not 18.  You should nor be posting your comments on here.

Burkhardtkelsei
Burkhardtkelsei

Okay all of you need to stfu. None of you were there when it happened. My boyfriend Dylan turnbo WATCHED him die. I didn't know mike but from what Dylan has told me about him, mike seems like a great guy. Fuck all you haters out there. I hope David fugate and his slutty, lying, Whore of a daughter rot in hell one day and get what they deserve. It's not fair at all to the people who know mike who had to bury their buddy over some stupid ass lie.Dylan turnbo I love you to death baby and I'm so sorry you had to watch your cousin die.R.I.P mike crutchfield

Cayley Hall.
Cayley Hall.

i didnt know mike but i was like family in hcm. and for u motherfuckers who are standing up for the fugates can kiss my ass. from what i hear mike was a fuckennn greatt guy. && would never fuckenn hit that stupid bitch..!!! as much as she fuckenn needed it he didnt. you guys r fuckenn stupid for stickin up for that fuckenn family. they arre pieces of shittt.!!! i hope you guys rot in hell. && kyle i love you && understand how pissed off you r. and i hope megans dad rots in fuckenn hell. he hsould of never fuckenn did the shit he did. and i hope i see megan around cuase that bitch will be MINE. i dont give to shits. too put my 'family" in the shit they are now. i will kill anyone who fucks witt kyle or any of H.C.M. so fuck you fugate family..!!! and if megan gets on here. i hope she reads this cause get ready hoe. your life is gonnaa be fucked more thann it already is.

No Drugs Involved
No Drugs Involved

There were no drugs involved. The Post-Dispatch did an article on this assholes preliminary hearing. Michael was unarmed and he started shooting when he was 7-feet away. This guy is just a complete ass. He shot him 11-times. He was also shot execution style 3-of those times. Get the facts at the Post-Dispatch.http://www.stltoday.com/news/l...

sad
sad

Someone that is in the wrong has no right to judge someone elses wrong. It's all just wrong. Thats why there is levels of society and the people that act like these people and talk like these people will always be at the bottom of the pile. Use this poor mans death as a educational lession. Pick yourself up. Dust yourself off and decide to quit the drugs, alcohol and get a education now. You can be someone. You can be educated and have a career and be proud of yourself. Move up from the low life of drug and alcohol and learn to have fun safely. One day your son or daughter may be in this situation. Your child will be killed by a nut case. Break the cycle and get away from these people now. Don't be a lazy mooch on the system. Be apart of the work force and look down at the moochers. Once your educated and making a living for yourself. They will come after you and try to steal what you worked hard for. Its just a vicious cycle.

FOR CHEYENNE
FOR CHEYENNE

Cheyenne: I hope that prosecutor gets to grill your ass on the witness stand. You don't know jack shit about Mike. I especially want her to grill your ass about all of those pictures she has of you smashed on your ass drunk and smoking a pipe. Dumb ass bitch!!!

For Very Concerned
For Very Concerned

WTF? Both Fugate daughters are in the juvenile system. Daddy's little girls are not so innocent. They're problems are not recent. What about the son's mother?? Released from prison in year 2000 for murder. This Fugate family of murdering thugs should all rot in hell. BTW, Mike didn't have a drug record like Fugates do.

Jefferson County Justice??
Jefferson County Justice??

To the people who think Fugate is a hero. I hope you are 'blessed' with many, many heroes such as this brutal murderer. I hope 'your hero' is waiting for you at every street corner, comes into your home every night and stalks your family as he did this one. Fugate should not be looked at as a hero. He is a coward with a hot temper who carried a concealed weapon (without a permit) and murdered an unarmed young man in front of many witnesses. This crime was very brutal and Fugate will get punished soon. I want to know why are they not charging the daughter??? She was behind all of this.

Megan Tatum
Megan Tatum

fuck all u pussy that are going to sit here and talk shit on mike, u have no idea wtf u are talkin about! he never laid a hand on that whore! mike was a great guy and didnt deserve this! that bitch and her dad need to ROT IN HELL!!!!

Patriot
Patriot

Is this guy a right-wing tea bagger? Sounds like it. Carrying a loaded gun without a permit, got a redneck haircut, lives off the government, etc. What sick fuck this guy is. He ruined so many lives with his ignorance. I hope he gets life without parole.

Mother
Mother

Listen here, if your son/daughter was brutally murdered, shot in the back at least 8 times plus 4 shots to the back of the head at point blank range. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL??? To have open casket they had to buy a hat for the kid to wear because the top of his head was blown off. Now, do you still like this bastard???We know this, he's a gun freak, he cannot control his temper and he's very violent!!!He's not a man unless he has a gun. He's a MAD MAN WITH A GUN. A fucking idiot to perfectly honest with you. I hope they don't like that house they own too much because it's going to be used in the wrongful death suit. And they will never own anything ever again.Tammy K>

how dare you...........back at
how dare you...........back at

All i can say to u and all u ass holes that think they know ALL about the Fugates. Guess what???? YOU DONT.. NOT EVEN CLOSE. So Shut the FUCK UP!!!!!! Actually maybe all you crutchfield SUPPORTERS are in a world of trouble and shame...QUOTE UNQUOTE you all are flippin WIERD.

HowDareYou
HowDareYou

How dare you blame Michael for this brutal murder. If you think this is Mike's fault you are more of a SocioPath than David Ray Fugate. That's right. A SocioPath always blames the victim. That man, David Ray Fugate IS a SOCIOPATH! He wasn't protecting anyone. He was acting out because of his hatred and anger that he could not control his daughter even though both parents are home full-time. That's what this is about, it's not about anything Michael did for crying out loud. How dare you blame Mike for this very, very brutal murder of torture and execution. David Ray Fugate, I hope you rot in hell and that you face the same brutal death you doled out. With all of the time you and your wife have and plus free medical care you could have gotten the help for your daughters, but you both are extremely negligent in parenting skills. You are both responsible for whatever happens due to this brutal murder. So, is your daughter, she is also deeply involved. You will all pay for this. David Ray Fugate has more coming than what is printed. He's in a world trouble and shame.

kyle hopewell
kyle hopewell

HEY I THINK ITS FUNNY SWOOLIS FAG YOU CANT PUT YOUR REAL NAME CAUSE YOU KNOW MIKE WAS A GOOD FRIEND AND EVERYONE HAD HIS BACK YOU GOT A CASE OF PUSSY ITIS>>>>> EVRYBODY WISHES IT WAS HIS DAUGHTERS DUMB SKANKY ASSS THAT WAS SIX FEET UNDER. MIKE WOULD NOT HIT THAT WHORE EVEN THOUGH HE SHOULD OFF CAUSE SHE IS A DRUG ADDICT WHORE AND HER DADDY FUCKED HER FRIENDS THATS THE REAL RAPIST ROT IN HELL BUDDY YOU DONT DESERVE TO BE IN PRISON CAUSE YOU LIKE IT IN THE ASS FAGGOT

For Sam
For Sam

Don't fret too much over what Fugate supporters write here. We know what kind of people they are. We also know why they are panicking too. The state has a VERY strong case. Fugate is going to prison for a very long time. I will say a prayer for the family /friends and a very special one for Mike. R.I.P. Michael Crutchfield

ParentsMurderedChildren
ParentsMurderedChildren

Parents of Murdered Children618-972-0429

We stand united with parents who have lost their child due to murder. We understand how you feel and what you are going through. We have meetings and can talk to you. Nobody knows the pain you are going through except someone else who has a murdered child. Please call our chapter. We will be able to help you with many things, legally, emotionally and with other resources.

MIKE'S_MY_FUCKIN_SOLDIER!
MIKE'S_MY_FUCKIN_SOLDIER!

FUCK YOU PPL. ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO TALK SHIT AND STAND UP FOR THOSE PIECE OF SHIT FUGATES CAN KISS MY ASS! THIS IS BULLSHIT TO THE FULLEST. SERIOUSLY WTF GIVES MR.FAGGET FUGATE THE RITE TO EXECUSION STYLE MURDER?! MIKE WAS A GREAT GUY AND I DONG GIVE A FUCK IF ANY OF YOU ASS JACKS SAY OTHERWISE. IM FUCKIN SICK OF ALL THIS SHIT U PPL PUT ON HERE. IF U ACTUALY KNEW MIKE U WOULD KNOW HE IS A GREAT GUY. EVERYBODY ELSE IS JUST LISTENIN TO THE BS THEY HEAR FROM THEIR PUSSY FRIENDS THAT TALK SHIT AND FROM THE NEWS THAT GOT THEIR FACTS TOTALY RONG. IT SICKENS ME TO READ THIS. ITS WORSE THAT MY WHOLE FAMILY HAS TO WAKE UP EVERY MORNING KNOWING THAT MR.FUGATE TOOK MIKE AWAY FROM US. IF IT WASNT FOR THAT FAT ASS DICK SUCKER I WOULD STILL HAVE MY BIG BROTHER! FUCK U. FUCK THE FUGATES. R.I.P. MICHAEL DAVID CRUTCHFIELDwe love you and you are truly missed.your my fuckin soldier<3alwaysSam!

very concerned
very concerned

Hummmmm..Not sure why the thing above would say that? Why would the father want to commit suicide when he knows he was protecting his daughter from the kid who was abusing her. So what u r saying makes no sense. Actually he would want to fight cause he knows deep down he did the right thing. Cause if he didnt protect his daughter. Then the scum bag (mike) would have eventually killed her with drugs or by beating her. Because Mike needed ALOT of help. He was an ANGRY DRUNK. Which sooner or later someone else would have done the deed or he would have died of alcolhol poisoning. Actually that would have been a better alternative. Then the FUGATES WOULD NOT BE SUFFERING.

My Concern
My Concern

My only concern is that he not commit suicide before he gets convicted and sentenced. I want to read about how a fellow inmate beats him so severely (over something real frivolous) that he remains comatose and how the family sadly must pull the plug, but then the RIGHT To Lifers give them hell for it. So please take care of yourself Mr Fugate, wouldn't want anything to happen to you. I see a promising future for you in the prison system that awaits you.

very concerned
very concerned

to the scum bag above..Sounds like u dont know what happened so u should keep ur opinions to urself. FYI the kid was a total ASSHOLE. Sounds like u really didnt know the kid. Cause if u did then u wouldnt feel that way. Well let me inform u. Yes the kid had a serious problem and yes he did abuse his girl friend. Plus he was an alcoholic and a drug addict. So for u to defend him is just wrong. Get the FACTS STRAIGHT.

Look at this
Look at this

Well, yeah. I also believe that if anyone who does a murder like this one, they deserve to experience the same kind of suffering. In my opinion I really don't think the kid did anything to that girl. This is bullshit. The gangs run the prisons. He'll be classified as a violent offender and will be housed with guys who have murdered. I guess he can kiss his ass goodbye, but he deserves it wtf.

Look at this
Look at this

That guy from Cedar Hill, the one who beat his child, Matthew Patterson lives on the same road as Fugate. How strange is that? I wonder if they are neighbors? Must be something in the water over there.

very concerned
very concerned

first of all..to TIFFANY..u do not know the fugate family. So to say the dad let her go over to ur house is HEAR SAY. And if u knew the kid since grade school then why the FUCK didnt u try to help him. I dont get it. All these people that seem to care about mike sure didnt try to help him with all of his problems that he had. Maybe if they would have this would have not happened. And to Stark Contrast..To say that to the niece about her uncle...U HAVE NO HEART!!U STUPID FUCK. Bottom line is Mike was an angry drunk and needed some professional help that know body bother to give him. Its just very sad. The girlfriends dad didnt murder him... U ALL DID.......so i hope u never forget cause ur the one that put that kid in his grave.

justice/karma
justice/karma

David Ray Fugate delivered some Jefferson County justice on his daughter's boyfriend Sunday, shooting the man dead after being informed he allegedly assaulted the girl.....mike was a ass who prolly tryed jumpin/fightin this dude. shame on him for lettin this fat fuck have the chance to shoot. he should of stayed inside and let that bitch go

A Stark Contrast
A Stark Contrast

If you have had 2 family members murdered in your family and you are David Ray Fugate's niece, then maybe they need to charge your Uncle for those murders too. That's pretty weird to have 2 murders in your immediate family and then this jackoff murders Mike too.

A Stark Contrast
A Stark Contrast

WE WON'T FORGET AND WILL NEVER FORGIVE! Your Uncle will rot in hell. I hope he cries for his mother as they are beating him to death and splattering his brains across the floor of his prison cell.

are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!
are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!

and to mikes' dad if u really wrote that to a 16 year old girl. u seriously need to grow up. i nuderstand that u r hurt, sad. but what makes u any better then my uncle do u know sin is sin????????? and u r a grown man.

are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!
are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!

FYI yes i know what i'm talking bout. i have been on both sides of the coin. my father was killed in cold blodd. in his sleep. the attacker shot half his neck off. the attacker only got 11 years for that and i was mad.but never did i wish that the whole family went to or rotted in hell. The attacker not only took my dads' life but they also half of me with it. i can never get my dad back. A year later my step dad went to prison for stabbing someone. Forgiveness is releasing the other person. the bible tells us to forgive else the lord our father won't forgive us.and all this talking shit to megan. is not going to bring mike back is it?????? i'm not condulling what my uncle was right. but i know my uncle. he didn;t go there that night to kill mike. he went to pick up his daughter. and things got WAY OUT OF HAND.

are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!
are u so serious??????!!!!!!!!

let me tell u something a stark contrast. do u the statics of women being abused?????????? i didn't think so cause most abused goes with out the person speaking up. yeah i'm sure he was not just a gun freak who wanted to see what it is like to kill someone!!!!! And to those that want to talk shit now. if u saw the issues before hand why didn't someone speak to mike????????? i seriously doubt my uncle went there to kill that boy. but u know what both families were destroyed not just the crutchfields. my uncle is not a chomo so please stop insisting he was!!!!!!!!

Tiffany
Tiffany

I knew mike since grade school and he had a problem but her dad obviously allowed her to come by my house with her older boyfriend drunk and on dope and pass out on my bed in her slutty referee outfit obviously a great dad and its obviously shes just a slut so both of them werent the greatest people.. shes a hoe and her daddy was fucking her and she got mad because mike didn't want to date her fat ass any more so he dumped her and took his necklace back so she cried wolf.. still no reason to kill someone.. it was definitly premeditated he didn't just shoot him once he shot him multiple time and also the first time i met the dirty bitch was when she told me she was nineteen and dating Luke.. Fuck you Meagen you dirty cunt rot in hell..Rip Mike i miss you ..

concerned
concerned

Wow..Im sick of hearing all the bad stuff about fugates..The crutchfields have records a mile long. And Im very sorry for Mikes dad. But for him to talk trash about the fathers daughter. Just reminds me of what i have heard the way mike talked to her. All I can say is....LIKE FATHER LIKE SON

concerned
concerned

All of u people who r talking bad about the fugates? SHUT THE FUCK UP. And FYI if David Crutchfield really and truly wrote that above about the dads daughter.. All I can say is.... like father like son.

A Stark Contrast
A Stark Contrast

Oh, I forgot. If he were to stop an alleged abuse then why did he have to empty a full clip from a 9mm semi-automatic with a task light on it (it was dark out remember). Well, one thing for sure he was ABLE enough to run chasing the kid with a gun. I think the disability thing has gone out the window hon.

Taranicole
Taranicole

Go fuck yourself you dumbass bitch. MEGAN FUGATE IS A DIRTY ASS LYING GUTTER SLUT FUCKIN WHORE AND I WOULD SHOOT THAT BITCH MYSELF. and you don't know shit about the trial. DON'T YOU EVER TALK SHIT ON MIKE OR DYLAN YOU FUCKIN CUNT. And yeah Dylan was there that night it fuckin happened you dumb bitch. You don't know shit I know EVERYTHING. so go bury yourself a fuckin hole, lay in it, and fuckin die and we can put Megan fugate right next to you:)) and you both can fuckin die and rot in hell together you dumb piece of shit cunt. Go fuckin die so I can shit and piss on your grave.

N/A
N/A

Right, how about you stfu! You do not know what happened either. You were NOT there, and neither was your little lying boyfriend because IF he was there, don't you think he would have been present in court to testify? So how about you don't talk shit about Megan behind her back because oh wait. YOU DON'T KNOW HER EITHER. Oh but I guess you do know the crap people say. That's how us little teenage girls act these days still isn't it? Believe everything dumbasses say right? Good luck getting ahead in life like that!

P.S. Pretty positive Dylan and Mike have no relation in blood. Nice arguments though. NOT!

One more thing, they didn't "bury their buddy" because the oh so very close loving "300" friends that attended the funeral could not donate any money to pay for a proper burial. Hmmmm.....

Wyte_dylan
Wyte_dylan

Fuck this fagit I hope he likes being FUCKED IN THE ASS!!! Mike was a great guy and wouldn't have ever hit that STUPID CUNT I can't beleave anyone would ever stand up for such a peice of shit family!!! FUCK YOU you all can go suck a DICK!!!!!!

N/A
N/A

And again!!!!  You know NOTHING about the Fugates.  Actually its the opposite.  If the Crutchfields would have been better parents....This would have never happened.

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n/a

I am so sick of hearing all these people talking as if they know Mr. Fugate.  They DO NOT!  You do not know how scared he was for his daughter.  This guy Crutchfield threatened his daughter in the past.  Stop saying horrible things about him. People can say " OH!  I would never do that.  Why didn't he do this or why didn't he do that."  When your in a very scary situation that involves your family and everything happens so fast, you don't have time to think.  Of course, you say that you would never do anything like that.  Well if that was your daughter and you were in that same situation where this guy has threatened to kill your daughter several times in the past and you thought she was in danger and that your life was in danger.  All I can say is that you better think again before  putting all the blame on Mr. Fugate.  Crutchfield got very angry and violent when he was drinking.  And his friends and family knew this.

N/A
N/A

Really?  Seriously?  You are Mikes mom, and talking like that.  That is so weird.   Actually I would not be on here at all if this was my child.  Sounds like you have a lot of issues.  And you need talk a professional about your problem. You need help!!

Katie
Katie

 Well yeah. I also believe that if anyone feels that their life or their daughters life is in danger then they need to do anything they can to protect them. To say you know david fugate  YOU DO NOT!  I know david fugate and know he was protecting his daughter.  As a parent you try to protect your children as much as you can.  David Fugate felt that his daughter was in danger and mike got very violent and angry when he was drunk and also threatened his daughter in the past. So NO you do not know Mr. Fugate at all and sadly, sounds like you did not know mike either.

N/A
N/A

Do what?  What are you talking about?  This would not have happened if mike was not drunk and violent.  He had a serious problem and none of his friends or family tried to help him.  And YES Mr. Fugate was protecting himself and his daughter.  You guys are just totally crazy.  Saying all these mean and horrible things.  You know nothing about Mr. and Mrs. David Fugate.  So quit putting up all these lies and grow up.

Katie
Katie

All i can say about that comment,  is that you need to learn how to spell. A  Lets see...Northwest?  Very sad

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n/a

 Why would he commit suicide when he knows he was protecting himself and his daughter. So I am not really sure what you talking about!!!!!!

n/a
n/a

please explain. I am not sure what you are talking about. 2 murders in the family?  WHAT???  Very confusing.  Someone needs to get the facts straight.

Stlfan65
Stlfan65

Blah blah blah look at you prostitot running your mouth wish I was as cool as you

n/a
n/a

 I wanna know who this is:  No drugs Involved.  Hello? Crutchfield was 4 times over the legal limit. A drug is a drug no matter if its alcohol, pills or what ever.

Felicia
Felicia

 "Taranicole" is fucking crazy. I bet this bitch hung around Mike. I hear that's the way he would talk to his girlfriends when he got pissed. You people need to learn from the past and prevent it happening again. DUMBASSES. If Mike was "such a great person" he would not want you speaking this way or making these threats. Way to contradict yourselves.

N/A
N/A

Wow!  I wanna know who you are so can call the police on you. I would call that a threat. You people have some serious issues. Meaning, fans of the crutchfields.  You guys got what you wanted.  Even though it wasn't the right.  So grow up and go on with your sorry ass lives.  LEAVE THE FUGATES ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!

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