HUSTONVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Lois Goode believes the simple act of not being home probably saved her life. “She was going to get everybody that was here, even the little kids,” said Goode.
The 82-year-old Hustonville woman was gone, when police say Taquisha Horton and Autumn Drass broke into her Danville Pike home. Observant neighbor Joe Taylor noticed something wasn’t right when the car load of women showed up and he called police. Hustonville Chief Fred McCoy says one of them almost attacked him, when he went inside to investigate. “One had the butcher knife in her hand. I think she was drawing on the law, she thought it was one of us coming in,” said Goode.
The Lincoln County Sheriff says he has a boatload of evidence against the women, including text messages. One message was allegedly being sent as the deed was going down.
Horton and Drass are both deaf and mute and much of their talking was done by texting. “She had a picture taken on her phone, with the butcher knife in her hand. She was standing there smiling, like it was the best thing in the world,” said Taylor of the message that Chief McCoy showed him from a phone owned by one of the women.
Police think Jessica Callahan, the alleged ringleader of the bunch, wanted the two other women to kill Goode because Callahan was upset over a relationship with Goode’s daughter, Debbie, that went sour. “To hurt Debbie so bad, was to get me. So she would hurt as bad as she,” said Goode.
All three women were arrested and police plan to submit evidence to a grand jury later this month. “I’m kindly worried. When night comes, I can’t hardly sleep,” said Goode.
None of the three wanted to give us their side of the story from jail.