GILLETTE, Wyo. – Two people allegedly involved in a January stabbing incident have been bound over to District Court, one for attempted murder and the other for accessory after the fact.
Nyla Lucas is charged with attempted second-degree murder while Kashon Dyer has been charged as an accessory to the attempt after Lucas reportedly stabbed a man multiple times and the pair of them stole a car in an attempt to get away, according to affidavits of probable cause filed in the case.
They were stopped in a stolen Chevrolet Tahoe by a Campbell County Sheriff’s deputy around 3 a.m. on Jan. 13 while attempting to drive to Nebraska; during the stop, Lucas had visible injuries as well as blood on her hands and ears, per the affidavits.
Gillette police reportedly found a large amount of blood on the sidewalk, porch, and front door outside the apartment, the affidavits state.
Inside the apartment, officers found a steak knife with a four-inch blade in the living room and noted blood in the living room and hallway by the bedroom doors, according to the affidavits.
At Campbell County Health, the man who was stabbed told them that Lucas was his girlfriend’s daughter and that she had been living with him when an argument arose after she told him to shut up.
When the man retreated to the bedroom, he told officers, he could hear Lucas pacing outside the bedroom and when he opened the door to tell her to leave, she began swinging at him, per the affidavits.
He reportedly recalled not knowing he was being stabbed by Lucas until he saw that she was armed with a kitchen knife as she attacked, the affidavits state.
Dyer, who is suspected of witnessing the attack, left with Lucas shortly after the man went to the hospital and the two of them hid in a nearby park because they knew police were going to be looking for them, per the affidavits.
While hiding, the affidavits state, they reportedly decided they needed to steal a vehicle in order to flee to Nebraska and entered several before coming upon the Tahoe with the keys in the ignition.
They had fueled the vehicle and were about to head out of Gillette before being stopped by the deputy.
The investigating officer wrote in the affidavit that the evidence at the scene and the stab wounds sustained by the man showed Lucas intended to take the man’s life.
Both Lucas and Dyer were also charged with burglary and theft with intent to deprive, court records indicate.