GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lancaster Police have arrested three suspects—one woman and two juveniles—after a man was stabbed to death at an apartment Thursday night.
Police were called to an apartment unit on Pleasant View Drive around 9:00 p.m. Thursday after one of the suspects called 911. Police say 20-year-old Dylan Reyes was found dead with multiple stab wounds.
Upon investigation, police say Reyes was stabbed between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday and died sometime that afternoon. One of the offenders called 911 around 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
"Even the most mentally unstable person, once something like this happens, and I’m not saying these people are mentally unstable, but once something like this happens, you get that moment of, oh no, I need to make this look like not actually what happened," said Chief Rodney Kidd with the Lancaster Police Department.
Three people are charged with murder, including 20-year-old Mallery Reynolds, who was leasing the apartment. She lived there with her 15-year-old sister and 17-year-old male cousin. According to police, the victim was subleasing the apartment from Reynolds.
Police say they have enough information to identify the primary assailant as the 15-year-old female. They are looking into charging the suspects as adults due to the seriousness of the crime and veracity of the attack, but the Commonwealth's Attorney will make the ultimate decision.
When asked how many times Reyes was stabbed, police chief Rodney Kidd said he’s not sure but it was “more than he has fingers on his hands."
"It's a sad situation for the family that lost their loved one, and for the ones accused of doing it," said Patty Miller, who lives nearby.
Reynolds is being held in Jessamine County Detention Center. She is charged with murder, tampering with physical evidence, robbery, and unlawful transaction with a minor.
The two juveniles are being held in Adair County.