Stories tagged with: Donald Kay

August 21, 2012 - 1:43pm
3 years 6 days ago

The State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of an inmate with ties to Guernsey County.

Sergeant Mark Herren, from the Lebanon Post, said 37-year-old James Dunikowski, of Byesville, was found dead in his cell at the Lebanon Correctional Institution just after midnight on Friday.

He was alone at the time.

According to Guernsey County Court Records, Dunikowski was serving a life sentence with parole in 25 years, for the January 2011 death of Donald Kay at a Lake Seneca...

July 20, 2011 - 5:28am
4 years 5 weeks ago

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office said a Buffalo woman has entered a plea in connection to the January death of a Seneca Lake man.

According to Sheriff Mike McCauley, Sara Willey entered pleas of guilty to complicity to commit murder, complicity to commit aggravated robbery, complicity to commit grand theft, attempted theft of a firearm and complicity to commit having weapons while under disability.

She will be sentenced in Guernsey County Common Pleas Court on Aug....

March 22, 2011 - 9:41am
4 years 22 weeks ago

A Tennessee man facing charges in a shooting death in Guernsey County if found guilty.

36-year-old James Dunakowski was convicted of aggravated robbery and aggravated murder in the death of Donald Kay. Both charges contained gun specifications as well as repeat violent offender specifications.

Kay was killed in his Seneca Resorts home on January 29, 2011 and found several days later.

Guernsey County Prosecutor Daniel Padden said he'll recommend a life sentence with parole...

February 18, 2011 - 2:28pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

A preliminary hearing took place Friday for two Guernsey County murder suspects.

24-year-old Sara Willey of Buffalo and 36-year-old James Dunikowski Junior of Tennessee appeared in Cambridge Municipal Court where  a judge ruled that both of their cases will now go to Common Pleas Court.

Willey and Dunikowski are charged with the shooting death of Donald Kay in his home at Seneca Lake Resorts on January 29th.

Sheriff Mike McCauley says the...

February 14, 2011 - 3:45pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

Two people have been charged in connection with the Guernsey County Shooting death of Donald Kay on January 29th at Seneca Lake Resorts. Sheriff Mike McCauley says that 36-year-old James Dunikowski Jr. of Tennessee is charged with one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery – both with gun specifications. The Sheriff says 24-year-old Sara Willey of Buffalo, Ohio is charged with one count each of complicity to commit murder and complicity to commit aggravated...

February 13, 2011 - 5:55pm
4 years 27 weeks ago

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office has two suspects in custody in connection to the death of 55-year-old Donald Kay.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a 24-year-old female from Buffalo, Ohio and a 36-year-old male from Tennessee were arrested by Cleveland Police Friday after they were found with Kay's 1996 Toyota.

Kay was found dead by his son on January 29th at his Seneca Lake Resorts home.

Charges will be filed Monday with the Guernsey County Prosecutor's Office...

February 5, 2011 - 7:28pm
4 years 29 weeks ago

The Guernsey County Sheriff's Office has identified the man killed in a Guernsey County homicide as 55 year old Donald Kay.

Kay was found dead by his son on Thursday, February 3rd at his Seneca Lake Resorts home. According to the Sheriff's Office, an autopsy done by the Licking County Coroner reveals Kay was shot to death.

Detectives continue to investigate possible leads into the case but do not have any suspects in custody at this time.

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