A second suspect has been charged in connection with an incident in which a Danville man was severely burned with scalding water and authorities expect to charge a third suspect in connection with the case.
Latoria Caprice Fischer, 38, of Danville, is lodged in the Boyle County Detention Center on felony charges of kidnapping with serious injury, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault.
The charges stem from an Oct. 10 incident in which Fischer, Damarintae S. Fischer, 23, and another woman had an altercation with Mdre Whitehead, 20, said Danville Police Chief Tony Gray.
During the argument, which was allegedly over a stolen gaming console, the trio poured scalding water on Whitehead and severely burned his face and upper torso, Gray said.
“He tried to leave and they physically prevented him from doing so,” Gray said.
Damarintae Fischer, who pleaded not guilty to assault during his arraignment last week, is now also charged with kidnapping with serious physical injury. His preliminary hearing is Tuesday and he is being held in the Boyle County Detention Center on a $400,000 cash bond.
Latoria Fischer turned herself into police Thursday night. Gray said police have located another woman involved in Whitehead’s assault and charges are pending against her.
Latoria Fischer, whose arraignment date has not been set, is being held on a $300,000 cash bond.
Gray did not know the familial connection between the Fischers.
Whitehead was released from the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington but still has a long road of recovery ahead of him, Gray said.
“He’s going to need lots of medical treatment,” the police chief said.