Fayette County

Man and juvenile charged in Oct. 17 shooting death in Lexington; third suspect sought

Nathan Miller, accused of complicity to murder in another teen's death, turns 20 on Nov. 6.
Nathan Miller, accused of complicity to murder in another teen's death, turns 20 on Nov. 6.

Lexington police have charged a man and a juvenile with complicity to commit murder and have obtained an arrest warrant for a third person in connection with the Oct. 17 shooting death of Jeffrey Adams.

A complaint filed in district court says Nathan R. Miller, 19, and co-defendants arranged a meeting for a narcotics transaction with Adams. When the people met with Adams, he was shot multiple times.

Adams, 19, was found in a second-floor hallway at an apartment complex at 1750 McCullough Drive, just off Winburn Drive on Lexington's north side.

The suspects then took the victim's personal property and fled, the complaint says.

Police said Thursday that they obtained a warrant for the arrest of Sayvon Azell Thompson, 19, on a charge of complicity to commit murder. The juvenile was not identified.

Fayette District Judge Kim Wilkie entered a not-guilty plea for Miller at his arraignment Thursday afternoon.

Public advocate Kim Green was appointed to represent Miller.

Wilkie scheduled a preliminary hearing for Oct. 29 in district court. At that time, a judge will hear evidence to determine whether there is probable cause for the case to proceed to a grand jury for possible indictment.

Miller was being held in the Fayette County jail without bond.

Court records give Lexington and Georgetown addresses for Miller.

The fatal shooting was the city's 15th homicide in 2014.

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