Jeremy Shayne Baldridge

Jeremy Shayne Baldridge

ICARD — A Valdese man is facing a murder charge after police say he shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Monday night.

Jeremy Shayne Baldridge, 22, of 105 Frank Ave. SE in Valdese, was charged with the murder of Caitlyn Alexic Truax, 18, according to a release from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

Police responded to a call about a stabbing or gunshot at around 9:30 p.m. in the 7500 block of McDuffy Road in Icard, the release said.

A deputy found Baldridge walking down McDuffy Road in front of 7366 McDuffy Road. Baldridge was cooperative, and told the deputy he had shot his ex-girlfriend, the release said.

A pistol was found on the ground beside the road, the release said.

Baldridge was taken into custody and interviewed at the sheriff’s office, leading to the murder charge against him. He is being held with no bond and has a first court appearance set for Wednesday, the release said.

The State Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.

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