The Morehouse Parish Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a murder that occurred early Thursday morning at 4335 Dew Drop Rd.

According to Morehouse Parish Sheriff Mike Tubbs, MPSO deputies arrived at the crime scene at 5:17 a.m. and discovered the body of Ashley Davis Rainwater, age 29. Rainwater died from a gunshot wound.

Her husband, Dustin Rainwater, age 32, was taken into custody at the scene and is charged with one count of second degree murder. He is being held in the Morehouse Parish Jail awaiting bond.

Witnesses at the crime scene were also questioned by the MPSO.

Dustin Rainwater was arrested earlier in 2014 on firearms related charges and drug charges. In March 2014, he was charged with two counts of child endangerment and one count of aggravated assault with a firearm, and in January 2014, he was arrested for possession of methamphetamines.

Sheriff Tubbs stated that samples will be taken to determine if drugs were a factor in the homicide.

More details will be added to and future editions of the Bastrop Daily Enterprise as they become available.