By RYAN SCOTT OTTNEY
PDT Staff Writer
The Greenup County, Ky., Sheriff’s Department on Thursday arrested Charles S. Lee of Greenup on charges related to the murder of his wife Leslie “Cricket” Lee in March.
Cricket Lee, 40, was found dead March 4 in her home off East Main Street in Greenup.
The murder was reported by her husband, who told police he discovered the body at 6:53 a.m. He told officers from the sheriff’s department that he awoke between 4:30 and 5 a.m. and, unable to go back to sleep, went for a drive, and found his wife’s body when he returned at 6:45 a.m. Greenup County Sheriff Keith Cooper said Charles Lee provided precise information on the route he took and had produced a receipt from a business in West Portsmouth, where he had stopped while out.
Cooper said as far as he knew there were no marital problems between the couple. He said he had heard they had filed for a divorce but there was no record of that.
On Thursday, the Greenup County Sheriff’s Department arrested 43-year-old Charles Lee on a capital murder indictment warrant out of Greenup Circuit Court. He was taken to the Greenup County Detention Center and held on $350,000 bond.
Cricket Lee was recognized Feb. 25 by the Kentucky House of Representatives for the work she did in raising funds for Katelyn Stinnett, a girl from Lexington who died in December of injuries suffered at the hands of an abuser. She was founder and coordinator of the Katelyn Stinnett National Memorial Ride, which reportedly raised about $150,000 for the charities involved.
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