Derik Ford was arrested and booked into the Clark County jail for one count of Assault IV- Domestic Violence
On Wednesday (Sept. 15), the Camas Police Department arrested Derik Ford for one count of Assault IV- Domestic Violence. Derik Ford is currently seeking election as the mayor of Washougal.
Initially, the Washougal Police Department was dispatched to the Ford residence after a report of an assault. Upon arrival, they learned the suspect was Derik Ford, who had already left the scene. The responding Washougal officers recognized Ford as a mayoral candidate and requested assistance from the Camas Police Department to eliminate any conflict of interest.
Camas officers interviewed Michelle Ford, Derik’s wife, and she reported a physical altercation occurred and she had been assaulted by Derik. Officers noticed red marks and scratches on Michelle that corroborated her report. Michelle declined medical treatment at the time of the report.
Camas officers were able to contact Derik at a different location and interviewed him. He told officers there had been a “heated” argument but denied any physical confrontation had taken place. Officers noted marks on Derik that indicated otherwise. After he was arrested, Derik told officers that Michelle had struck him but did not want her to get into any trouble.
Based on Michelle’s statements, apparent injuries, and Derik’s inconsistent statements, officers determined there was probable cause to arrest Derik for Assault IV-DV. Derik was arrested and booked into the Clark County jail for one count of Assault IV- Domestic Violence.
Information provided by the Camas Police Department.