Lexington True Crime 2017: SAE frat boys kidnap, torture, and rob a drug mule

This 2017 Lexington True Crime case occurred at 4909 McAtee Run in Lexington, a mansion the Fayette PVA values at $3,440,000.

In 2017, the home was owned by Chevrolet dealer Rod Hatfield, according to the Herald Leader. Hatfield’s son, Ethan, was sentenced to five years in prison on amended charges of felony theft, unlawful imprisonment and misdemeanor assault in the 2017 case. He was later granted shock probation.

The home was also the scene of an apparent attempted murder/suicide last night, according to the Lexington Police Department.

UPDATE: Here’s what LPD released around 12:30p.m. today:

The Lexington Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred just before midnight on December 8, 2022.

On December 8, 2022, at 11:42 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 4900 block of McAtee Lane for a shooting. When officers arrived, they located a 22-year-old female victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers also located a 26-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the residence by emergency personnel.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Lexington Police

The Fayette County Coroner released the name of the deceased 26-year-old around 2:30p.m. today: Ethan Boler Hatfield.

Check out these archived Herald Leader stories on the disturbing 2017 incident:

(The victim) was told that his face would be blown off and that he and his family would be killed, according to narratives found in the court record. He was beaten with red-handled pliers, a hammer and a gun stock, was forced to strip naked, made to snort a Xanax pill and was robbed at gunpoint, court records say.

“They went to jail for ‘shocking’ beating of drug courier. Why a judge released them early.” Read more at: https://www.kentucky.com/news/local/crime/article218653970.html

‘Shocking, disturbing.’ Judge sends frat brothers, partner to prison over UK drug scheme

They went to jail for ‘shocking’ beating of drug courier. Why a judge released them early.

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