Wanted suspect in Lexington KY murder has been located and arrested

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A murder suspect in Lexington was arrested Monday night, according to Fayette County Detention Center records.

Robert Okorley, 40, faces charges of murder, attempted murder, second degree assault, criminal mischief and possession of a handgun as a convicted felon. He is being held on $885,000 bond, according to court records.

Some of Okorley’s court records weren’t immediately available, but FOX 56 reported that Okorley was previously wanted in the death of Jesse Jimenez. Jimenez was shot and killed in an apartment at 721 West Main Street, which also houses Trifecta, a web design and marketing agency.

On Nov. 5, a man showed up at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital with a gunshot wound, Lexington Police Lt. Chris Van Brackel said at the time.

When police learned this man was in the 700 block of West Main Street when he was injured, they returned to investigate further and found the man later identified as Jimenez dead in an upper level apartment of the building. The building is occupied on the lower level by a web design and marketing agency.

Okorley was one of the suspects wanted by Bluegrass Crime Stoppers since May 2. He was wanted by the Lexington Police Department and US Marshals.

Chris Leach is a breaking news reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader. He joined the newspaper in September 2021 after working with Anderson News and Cats Pause. Chris graduated from the UK in December 2018.
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