Newtown Court homicide investigation

The Lexington Police Department is searching for two people wanted in connection with a fatal shooting. Dontate Burruss, 46, and Darica Lynem, 41, both have active warrants for Murder and Robbery 1st in the death of 40-year-old James A. White.

White was killed in a shooting outside a local motel on Newtown Court the morning of June 23, 2020.

Anyone with knowledge of Burruss or Lynem’s whereabouts is asked to call police. Anonymous tips may be submitted through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020 or online at


Dontate Burruss
Murder suspect Dontate Burruss
Darica Lynem
Murder suspect Darica Lynem