The man accused of fatally stabbing Doug Saylor was extradited from Illinois and was taken to the Fayette County jail Wednesday afternoon.
Deputies from Fayette County Sheriff's office brought Gerardo Turcios-Rodriguez to Lexington from St. Clair County, Ill., where he was arrested on a murder warrant about two weeks after Saylor was killed, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
No bond had been set for Turcios-Rodriguez Wednesday afternoon. He was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Fayette District Court, the news release said.
Saylor, 66, was found dead in his Elsmere Park home June 2. Friends and neighbors hadn't heard from him and had noticed that his car hadn't been moved in a while. A friend and a neighbor went to check on him and found him in his kitchen in a pool of blood.
Friends have said Turcios-Rodriguez was a friend and a trusted employee of Saylor, who sold goods at flea markets in Tennessee and Louisville. A possible motive for the killing has not been made clear by investigators and those who knew the two men.
Saylor and his brother, Manchester Mayor George Saylor, operated Saylor Brothers grocery store on U.S. 421 in Manchester for more than 25 years.
Saylor had lived on Elsmere Park for about 15 years and was well-liked in the neighborhood, which is near Transylvania University.
Josh Kegley: (859) 231-3197. Twitter: @HLPublicSafety.