One arrest made in Greg Page burglary

UK police arrested a man Tuesday night on charges of first-degree burglary and kidnapping in connection with a Monday incident at Greg Page Apartments.

Charles Earl Mason Jr., 21, who was arrested, and Roderick Andre Reese, 20, who is being sought by police, were identified as the two suspects under suspicion for the incident where 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.

Neither Mason nor Reese are students, police said. They are both originally from Radcliffe, Ky.

Police found Mason, a Lexington resident, in town late Tuesday night, said interim UK chief Maj. Joe Monroe. UK police convinced him to come to the headquarters where he was charged, Monroe said.

There is a warrant out for Reese’s arrest on charges of first-degree burglary and kidnapping, but police are still searching for him, Monroe said.

“We do know he is trying to avoid us,” Monroe said. “We don’t know if he’s headed back home, but it’s possible. We have reason to believe he’s probably left the (Lexington) area.”

On Monday, two men entered the apartment armed with a knife and a miniature baseball bat. 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 them off near W.T. Young Library, the victim was allowed to return home.

The incident was isolated, Monroe said, and there is no reason to believe the men committed any additional robberies. The men did not know the victim, he said.

Mason was being held at the Fayette County Detention Center last night on a bond of $35,000. He will appear before Fayette County District Court on Tuesday.

UK Police continue to search for Reese, and anyone with information about his whereabouts can contact the police at (859) 257-1616.