Just over an hour after police announced that they had obtained an arrest warrant for a Lexington man in connection with a homicide investigation, he was taken into custody at the downtown Transit Center.
Timothy L. Fogle, 40, was wanted for murder in the death of a 55-year-old man, identified by the coroner’s office as Theodore Custard, who was found dead in his apartment at Augusta Arms apartments on Augusta Court on Friday, Lexington police said.
The Fayette County coroner’s office said Custard died of sharp force injuries. The coroner’s office said he died Friday afternoon.
Police were called to the Lextran station on Vine Street at about noon Saturday after receiving a report that Fogle was there. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel confirmed that an off-duty officer took him into custody.
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Police said in a news release Saturday morning that Fogle and the victim were acquaintances and that there appears to have been “some type of struggle in the apartment that led to the victim’s death.”
Custard’s sister, Teva Custard, said Fogle was their second cousin who was recently released from jail.
“The guy that took his life is our second cousin. It’s hard to understand why,” she said.
She said Fogle had only been out of jail for about three or four days, but she didn’t know why he was in the Lexington area. She said it had been years since any family members had seen Fogle.
Custard was originally from Cynthiana, but moved to Lexington about three weeks ago.
“He was my hero. He did anything and everything to help where help was needed. He had a heart of gold,” she said.
Ware Funeral Home in Cynthiana is in charge of arrangements.
“When the day comes for his funeral, they will line up because everyone loved him,” Custard’s sister said.