LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police have charged two suspects in connection to the homicide investigation of 56-year-old Sabel Jallow, who was found dead Monday in her Masterson Station home.
Dalton Carpenter and his girlfriend Jessica “Nicole” Hoskins, who was contracted as Hoskins’ guardian, are both being held in the Clay County Detention Center.
Both have been charged with auto theft. Carpenter has active warrants for murder and tampering with physical evidence that will be served Tuesday, Lexington police said.
The investigation found that Carpenter and Hoskins, who lived in the home with Jallow, were involved in an altercation with the victim. Carpenter is accused of causing traumatic injuries to the victim, killing her.
Lexington police discovered Jallow’s body at about 9:30 a.m. inside a home on Majestic View Walk. Upon further investigation, officers found that Jallow’s SUV was missing from the home.
Investigators determined that Jallow lived in the home with Jessica “Nicole” Hoskins, 18, and was contracted as Hoskins’ guardian by an agency.
Hoskins was not at home when police responded to the scene, and surveillance video from a neighboring home showed Jallow’s vehicle leave the street at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
Lexington investigators later discovered that Hoskins has ties to the Manchester area and contacted the Clay County Sheriff’s office at about 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Shortly after, officers found the SUV in the driveway at Hoskins’ mother’s house on Curry Branch Road. Hoskins and her boyfriend Dalton Carpenter, 19, of Paris, Ky., were both inside the home.
Jallow’s husband said Hoskins did not have permission to drive the SUV.
Hoskins and Carpenter were both interviewed about the homicide on Monday afternoon.
A warrant was issued for theft of a vehicle and both Hoskins and Carpenter were arrested and taken to Clay County Detention Center.