Wrongful Death Fitbit Could Be Used to Help Solve Murder

Information from a Fitbit could help solve a murder.

Richard Dabate has pleaded not guilty to his wife’s murder in 2015.

But authorities say that information collected from her fitness tracker contradict Dabate’s account of the murder.

Dabate told investigators that a masked intruder shot and killed his wife, and tied him up.

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The Fitbit however, showed that 39-year-old Connie Dabate was moving around an hour after her husband claimed the intruder killed her.

Investigators say other digital clues also dispute Dabate’s timeline.

Dabate, who was charged in April with murder and evidence tampering, is free on $1 million bond.

His next court appearance is scheduled for June 16.

It’s unclear how much of the technological evidence will be used during the trial.

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Wrongful Death Police Search For Men Accused of Robbery, Murder

Police are searching for two men who they believe shot and killed a man at a gas station.

The incident happened Friday night around 10:18 p.m. Police responded to the Marathon gas station on Holmes Street for an attempted robbery and shooting.

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Officers said the two men had attempted to rob an employee and a part-time store handyman at gunpoint outside the store. At the time, the store clerk had just locked up the store and were walking across the parking lot.

Police say during the robbery one suspect shot the handyman, who died at the scene. The suspects then fled on foot towards Grand Avenue, where witnesses observed them get into dark colored Chevrolet.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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Fraud Investigation Police Search for Suspect Connected to Credit Fraud

Police are searching for the suspect in a string of fraudulent credit card uses.

The suspect has used a stolen credit card at various stores in Richmond, including Walmart and Meijer.

Police say the man appears to be the same person in three cases active in Garrard County and some in Lincoln County.

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The suspect is described as wearing a dark colored long sleeve shirt with a light colored stripe down both sleeves, a dark hat, and dark rimmed glasses.

If you know the name of this suspect, contact Sgt. Brian Eaves at 859-623-1162, or Chief Graham at 859-792-3023.

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Missing Person Body of Missing Uber Driver Found

CMPD is calling this missing person case that ended in the worst possible way.

Detectives found the body of an uber driver who had not been seen in nearly a week.

Police say they found the body of Marlo Medina-Chavez in a field down a gravel road off of Mt. Gallant Road in Rock Hill, directly across the street from Jeremy Mumma’s lawn care business.

“I watch the news, I seen that, but i mean I thought it would have been in Charlotte, not on a country road in Rock Hill,” said Mumma.

The discovery of Medina-Chavez’s body comes after detectives discovered his stolen SUV in Maryland.

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“A lot of work has gone into this, we were all hoping for the best, planning for worst, and unforunately, we have come across the worst in this situation,” said CMPD Maj. Cam Selvey.

Medina-Chavez first disappeared Saturday night.

The husband and father of three left to give a client a ride and never returned home.

CMPD went to that particular field in Rock Hill for a reason Thursday, looking for him.

“We went there specifically based on information that we uncovered during our investigation,” said Selvey.

Mumma says last sunday he noticed a truck coming in and out of the driveway in question.

“I seen a white truck could have been four door but I know it was at least an extended cab white truck come out of there last night between 8:45 and 9:00,” said Mumma.

And its the driver’s behavior that really caught his attention.

“That one did have the headlights turned out and then when he hit the road he turned the lights on, I did notice that on yesterday”

He says detectives never gave him the impression the truck was of interest, but Mumma passed it on anyway, because to him, anyone being on this secluded road was odd enough.

“I’m not a detective but if you went down the road a hundred times you would never notice that gravel road there unless you knew it was there, I do believe that.”

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Private Detective: Man Arrested After Drive-By Shooting in Winburn Area

An investigation is underway after a man was shot in the Winburn Drive area.

A 40-year-old man was transported to the hospital from a nearby convenience store.

Police tell LEX 18 that someone driving a blue four-door passenger car drove through the parking lot of the Stop N Shop and fired several shots at people who were standing outside near an SUV.

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A woman told LEX 18 that her cousin was shot multiple times, but will be okay.

Lexington Police tell LEX 18 that one person has been arrested. 44-year-old Jeffery Neal Weaver was charged with assault 1st. Detectives say that Weaver and the victim know each other and had been involved in an ongoing dispute.

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Private Detective: Cynthiana Man Convicted in Rite Aide Robbery

A Cynthiana man was convicted of federal charges related to the robbery of a Lexington Rite Aid.

The jury in Lexington found 38-year-old Miguel David Ayala guilty of pharmacy robbery and possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone pills on Thursday.

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The Department of Justice said that Ayala was armed with a handgun and stole around 4,000 hydrocodone pills from the Rite Aid Pharmacy on Executive Drive on July 8, 2015.

The evidence also established that after the robbery, Ayala intended to distribute the stolen hydrocodone pills.

Ayala is scheduled to appear for sentencing on August 28.

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Private Detective: Lexington Church Burglarized Twice

Members of a Lexington church are making a plea to the community after losing thousands of dollars of belongings when the church was burglarized not once, but twice.

Members of the House of Prayer Church on the 500 block of East 7th Street told LEX 18 that they are planning to install a security system, but in the meantime, they’re asking people in the neighborhood to help keep an eye on the church.

The minister of music at the church, Stephanie Morton, said that the burglars hit the building sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning. On Friday morning, they discovered they’d been burglarized again. The thieves targeted air conditioning units, heaters, and music equipment like keyboards and part of a PA system.

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Church members say that the building was also damaged.

They tell LEX 18 that the bill for replacing stolen items and repairs are being estimated at more than $10,000.

“Basically. they took everything that they didn’t take the night before,” said Morton.

They are asking that if you know anything about this crime, please call the police.

The church is accepting donations to help them replace the stolen equipment as well as make repairs to the building.

Donations can be made to the House of Prayer Church at 558 East 7th Street in Lexington. They can be dropped off on Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wednesday from noon-1 p.m., or Thursday from 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m.

You can also call Stephanie Morton at (859) 270-2885 to make a donation.

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Private Detective: Two Men Tried To Use Stolen Card to Buy Funyons

Lexington Police are using surveillance video to try to identify two robbery suspects.

Police say the two men caught on camera had previously robbed a man of his wallet on Bold Bidder Drive. Surveillance video shows the two suspects in a store later trying to buy Funyuns and drinks with man’s card.

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If you have any information on the identity of the men in the video, call Lexington Police.

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Private Detective: Knox Co. Man Indicted in Kidnapping Case

A Knox County man has been indicted after being accused of kidnapping a mentally handicapped man and locking him in a shed.

Investigators tell LEX 18 that back in February, James Davis took Douglas Middleton from his home in Artemus and forced him on an ATV before locking him in a building for 17 days.

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Middleton was found in the woods with frostbite so severe, he had to have his legs amputated.

Davis has been indicted for Assault and Kidnapping.

A pretrial conference is set for June 2nd.

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Private Detective: Inmate Escapes From Northpoint Prison

An alert has been issued from Northpoint Training Center in Burgin.

Thomas Meeks walked away from the minimum-security unit at Northpoint Training Center today at approximately 7 a.m.

Meeks was serving an 18-year sentence for convictions out of Garrard and Madison Counties for 12 counts of Burglary, 2nd Degree; Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $500 Under $10,000; and Theft by Unlawful Taking-Firearm.

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He is a 39-year-old white male, 5-foot-11, 200 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. He would have been eligible for parole in March 2018. Anyone with any information concerning Meeks is asked to contact the Kentucky State Police-Richmond Post at 859-623-2404 or the Boyle County Sheriff’s Department at 859-238-1123.

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