Man Arrested in Stolen Car Case, Then Charged for Alleged Involvement in February Murder

Man Arrested in Stolen Car Case, Then Charged for Alleged Involvement in February Murder

Lexington Police tell ABC 36 they have captured a man who reportedly stole a car Thursday morning, only to discover he was also allegedly involved in a murder.
Lexington Police tell ABC 36 they have captured a man who reportedly stole a car Thursday morning, only to discover he was also allegedly involved in a murder.

According to officers, Lamarius Gates, 19, stands accused of complicity to commit murder in a February shooting on Lima Drive that killed Vincenzio Happy.

The accused gunman, 22-year-old Jayronn Nickerson, was arrested in Michigan nearly three months ago.

Officials said they spotted Gates and another man in a stolen car Thursday afternoon and then tried to pull the vehicle over, but the car wouldn't stop.

According to police, the car reached a dead end and Gates and the other man ran off.

However, police said Gates was caught while trying to hop a fence.

In addition to the complicity to commit murder charge, Gates is accused of receiving stolen property, fleeing and evading police, and drug possession.
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