Man indicted for upgraded charge of murder

david williamsA Lexington man now faces a Murder charge in a 2016 assault case. The Fayette County Grand Jury returned an indictment Tuesday against David J. Williams, 37, for Burglary 1st and an upgraded charge of Murder in the death of Hilda Mae Pike. 

Williams was previously charged with Assault 1st and Burglary 1st after investigators from the Lexington Police Department used DNA evidence to link Williams to a home invasion that occurred in August 2016 on Dogwood Drive. The investigation revealed that Williams stabbed Pike several times and took a small amount of cash from the home. Pike died in July 2018 as a result of her injuries at the age of 82.

Williams is currently lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center awaiting trial in this case. Arraignment for the murder charge is set for September 7.


Previously released August 28, 2017 - A Lexington man has been charged with breaking into the home of an elderly woman and stabbing her multiple times. Investigators with the Lexington Police Department today charged David J. Williams, 36, with Burglary 1st and Assault 1st in connection with an attack that occurred in August of last year.

On the morning of August 5, 2016, officers were dispatched to a home on Dogwood Drive. Upon arrival officers located an 80-year-old woman suffering more than a dozen small puncture wounds. 

The victim told investigators that around 4 a.m. that day a man broke into her house through the basement and awoke her, demanding money. According to the victim, she told the suspect she did not have any money at which point the suspect began to assault her. He took a small amount of cash and fled the home.

The investigation revealed that Williams targeted the victim after she purchased a vehicle from Williams’ family. He was identified as a person of interest early on in the investigation, and recently confirmed DNA evidence helped solidify the investigation.

Williams is lodged in the Fayette County Detention Center.