Linden Walk Homicide Investigation Arrest

Yovany Chaple-Chalita
Yovany Chaple-Chalita

An arrest has been made in the August 17 death investigation of Ashley Stamper on Linden Walk.

Yovany Chaple-Chalita, 46, was arrested on August 27, 2022 and charged with Murder-Domestic Violence and Tampering with Physical Evidence.

At around 2:26 p.m., on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, officers responded to the 300 block of Linden Walk for a subject that had been shot. When officers arrived, they located a 35-year-old female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Ashley Stamper. 

During the investigation, Ms. Stamper’s death was ruled as a homicide and warrants were issued for Mr. Chaple-Chalita’s arrest. Yovany Chaple-Chalita was the spouse of Ashley Stamper.

Yovany Chaple-Chalita is currently detained at the Fayette County Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police at (859) 258-3600. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Bluegrass Crime Stoppers by calling (859) 253-2020, online at, or through the P3 Tips app available at