2/15/17 Update - A fourth suspect in the Maryiah Coleman murder case has been located and charged.
The U.S. Marshals Service and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office today arrested Skylar Stigall, 21, at a home in Pulaski County. He was served an arrest warrant that had been obtained by the Lexington Police Department for Murder, Fetal Homicide 1st, and Robbery 1st.
Stigall is currently lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center. This investigation is ongoing.
February 14, 2017 - Three men have been charged in connection with the September shooting death of Maryiah Coleman and her unborn child. Investigators with the Lexington Police Department today placed charges against Demetrioun L. Boaz, Joseph “Jodie” Fain, and Saquan Freeman, all age 20. They are each charged with:
- Fetal Homicide 1st
- Robbery 1st
These suspects were already in custody at the Fayette County Detention Center after being previously charged in connection with an October home invasion that occurred on Red Mile Road.
Maryiah Coleman was shot and killed on the evening of September 7 while walking her dog on Winburn Drive. Ms. Coleman was eight months pregnant, and her unborn son Jakobe did not survive the shooting.
The investigation revealed that the suspects robbed an acquaintance of guns and other personal property. As that man fled from the group, a shot was fired in his direction, and Ms. Coleman was struck. Ms. Coleman was not associated with the individuals involved or the robbery.
Police believe other people may be involved in the shooting, and this investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact police at (859) 258-3600.
Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.