Man suspected of murder due in court on Monday

Posted at 10:27 AM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 13:46:56-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The trial for a man suspected of murder in Lexington is scheduled to started on Monday.

Chase Helvey has been charged with murder, assault, kidnapping and evidence tampering in connection with what originally was a crash investigation on Maxwelton Court back in 2018.

The driver, 36-year-old James Potter, died and the coroner concluded that he was shot before the crash.

According to Helvey's arrest citation, prior to what happened, Helvey attacked Potter's female passenger with a wooden object and a blow torch.

LEX 18 will update this story with more details as they become available.