Arrests made in homicide in Lexington

Posted at 3:17 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 16:19:32-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two arrests have been made in a homicide that happened in Lexington on Dec. 29.

On Wednesday, a warrant was issued to Anthony "Tony" Asay, 18, from Lexington police for murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Police were not informed about the homicide until Dec. 31. The homicide happened at an apartment on Augusta Court. The body was taken to Washington County according to police.

After searching the apartment, police found that someone had suffered significant traumatic injuries there. Officers later located the remains of the victim, who has been identified as Donald Foster, 57, of Lexington.

Asay was identified as the suspect after an investigation.

The investigation also showed that Asay and Foster had been in an argument, which resulted to Foster's death.

Asay and his roommate, Dillon Stewart, 19, disposed of Foster's body along with evidence, according to police. Foster had lived in the same apartment building, but in a different apartment.

According to officials, Asay and Stewart allegedly cut the carpet in the apartment, rolled Foster's body in it, put him in a pickup truck and then dumped his body in a rural, wooded area in Washington County.

Both were taken to the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Stewart has been charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Foster had blunt force trauma and sharp force trauma. Officials have described the murder weapon as a metal object.

Foster was never reported missing and officials said that someone who had specific details about what happened came forward to police.

This homicide brings the total in Lexington for 2019 to a record 29.