Augusta Court homicide investigation

An arrest has been made in a homicide that occurred in Lexington earlier this week. On Wednesday, January 1, Anthony “Tony” Asay, 18, was served warrants from Lexington Police for Murder and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

On Tuesday, December 31, Lexington Police investigators received information about a man who had been killed two days earlier (Sunday, Dec. 29) at an apartment on Augusta Court and whose body had been taken to another county. This death had not previously been reported to police.

Upon searching the apartment, officers discovered evidence indicative of someone having suffered significant traumatic injuries there. With assistance from the Springfield Police Department, officers later located the remains of a man in a rural part of Washington County. The victim has been identified by the Washington County Coroner’s Office as 57-year-old Donald Foster of Lexington.

Through the course of the investigation, Asay, who lived in the apartment, was identified as the suspect. Asay and Foster had been in an argument that resulted in Foster’s death. Asay and a roommate, 19-year-old Dillon Stewart, then disposed of Foster’s body along with other evidence.

Both Asay and Stewart were apprehended Wednesday by Nicholasville Police. Stewart is charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence. Both suspects are currently in the Jessamine County Detention Center.

Anthony Asay
Anthony Asay, 18


Dillon Stewart
Dillon Stewart, 19