2nd arrest made in Greg Page incident

By Alice Haymond

UK police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the March 24 incident at Greg Page Apartments. Roderick Reese, 20, was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree robbery and kidnapping.

Reese and Charles Earl Mason Jr., 21, who was arrested March 26, were identified by police as the two suspects in the incident. Two men took cash and a Dell laptop from a Greg Page resident who is also a Bluegrass Community and Technical College student, according to UK police.

After arresting Mason, police issued a warrant for Reese’s arrest. Reese, a BCTC student who lived in Haggin Hall, turned himself in to the police Friday and was arrested at 1:45 p.m. He told police he had been staying at hotels and friends’ houses throughout Central Kentucky. Reese’s court appearance is scheduled for Friday at 8:30 a.m.

On March 24, two men entered the apartment armed with a knife and a miniature baseball bat, according to police. After taking the Greg Page resident’s laptop and the cash on hand, the men forced the victim to drive to a local bank to withdraw more cash. After dropping the men off near the W.T. Young Library, the victim was allowed to return home.

The incident was isolated, said interim police chief Maj. Joe Monroe. Police are still investigating the circumstances behind the incident, but Monroe said they have reason to believe that drugs may have been involved.