Accused killer in Lexington also wanted in Memphis

Jeremy Harris murder suspect accused of killing Trevor Dilger 9-4-16

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man accused of murdering a Kentucky National Guardsman in Lexington is also wanted for attempted murder in Shelby County, Tennessee, according to court documents obtained by ABC 36 News. 21-year old Jeremy Harris was arrested earlier this week by Lexington Police.

He’s accused of shooting 24-year old Trevor Dilger on September 4, putting the body in Dilger’s car, driving to Redd Road in rural Fayette County and setting the vehicle on fire.

- Advertisement -

Harris has pleaded not guilty to all charges in the case. He is due back in court in Lexington September 22.

Meantime, police in Memphis, Tennessee say Harris is wanted in connection to a shooting there this past May.

Two other people are charged in connection to the Dilger murder in Lexington; 23-year old Justin Slone and 32-year old Christie Hanley. They have both pleaded not guilty to all the charges against them.

Investigators have not released a motive for the murder.

The Kentucky National Guard says Trevor Dilger will be buried with full military honors.

Previous articleEx-UofL president steps down as head of foundation
Next articleMorehead woman airlifted after car crash
Tom Kenny joined ABC 36 News in June of 2001 as a General Assignment Reporter. A native of Peoria, Illinois, he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Western Illinois University. He currently anchors ABC 36 News at 5pm, 6pm and 11pm. Tom has more than three decades of experience in broadcast journalism. He is the only broadcast journalist in Lexington television history to be honored with a national Edward R. Murrow Award. Tom was recognized for reporting on a story that gave a rare glimpse inside the secretive world of the Federal Witness Protection Program. He has won an Emmy Award for anchoring and another for investigative reporting, exposing the deceit and potential danger of online diploma mills. Tom has ten other Emmy nominations to his credit for investigative and feature reporting. He has won Associated Press Awards for reporting and anchoring. He has won two Addy Awards for excellence in promotional writing. Tom was the first broadcast journalist in Lexington TV history to be awarded the Silver Circle Award by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. It is one of the highest honors given by NATAS. It recognizes television professionals who have performed distinguished service within the television industry for 25-years or more. Tom was honored for more than his longevity, he was recognized for making an enduring contribution to the vitality of the television industry and for setting high standards of achievement. He was also recognized for giving back to the community as a mentor, educator and volunteer. Tom also has network broadcast experience in radio and television having worked as a sports reporter for ESPN, Sportschannel, NBC Sports and the Breeders’ Cup. He was also the studio host and halftime producer for CBS Radio Sports’ College Football Game of the Week and covered the NFL for One-On-One Radio Sports. Prior to joining WTVQ-TV, Tom was Vice-President of the Houston Astros Minor League baseball team in Lexington. He was part of the original management team that brought professional baseball back to the Bluegrass after a nearly 50-year absence. Tom has lived in Lexington since 1984. In that time, he has been heavily involved with dozens of charity and civic groups, with a special emphasis on helping Veterans. He can be reached at You can also follow Tom on Facebook and Twitter @TomKennyNews. Just click on the links at the top of the page.