Hours before Western Kentucky University freshman Katie Autry was beaten, raped and set on fire, a Scottsville girl went to police seeking the arrest of Lucas Goodrum, one of the men charged in Autrys death.Around 11 p.m. May 3, the 17-year-old female told Scottsville Police that Goodrum, 21, had assaulted her with a cell phone at his Scottsville apartment, according to the girls mother.Police told the girl she would need to obtain a warrant for Goodrums arrest on assault charges, which would require a parents signature because she was a minor.Allen County Trial Commissioner Frank Shook III refused to come to the police station and sign the warrant because of the lateness of the hour, the girls mother said.If it was important enough for me to get out of bed and come into to town at 1 oclock in the morning, it should have been important enough for him to, the girls mother said. I just feel like Im real lucky that Im not burying my daughter.Shook said it would be inappropriate for him to comment on the matter. Stephen Soules, 20, the other man charged with Autrys murder, told Kentucky State Police he saw Goodrum rape, beat and attempt to suffocate the girl, according to an affidavit filed in Allen County District Court on Tuesday.KSP Detective Kevin Pickett filed the affidavit in support of a request for a warrant to force Goodrum to submit to a rape kit examination.Soules told police he and Goodrum were at a party at the Pi Kappa Alpha (Pike) fraternity house on Chestnut Street, as was Autry, the night Autry was killed. The three went to her dorm room in Hugh Poland Hall, where he said Goodrum beat and raped her, smothered her with a pillow, then sprayed hairspray on her breasts and pubic area, according to the affidavit.Goodrum also covered a sprinkler head in Autrys room with a towel before the girls body was set on fire, the affidavit states.Autry received third- and fourth-degree burns on her torso and pubic area, according to a report from the Tennessee State Medical Examiners office, which performed an autopsy after she died from her injuries May 7 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.According to the affidavit, Brian Moon of Scottsville went to the party with Soules and Goodrum.Moon declined to comment Tuesday.Another Scottsville man, Ryan Payne, told police he picked up Goodrum near Autrys dorm in the early morning hours of May 4, according to the affidavit.Payne, who played football with Goodrum while both were attending Allen County-Scottsville High School, could not be reached for comment, but Pike President Justin Perkins said Payne had attended the party and was serving as a designated driver for the evening. The Courier-Journal identified Payne as a Pike pledge.Both Goodrum and Soules had been drinking at the party, Western Police Chief Robert Deane said.The Senior Send-Off party was a small one, with about 50 guests who stayed most of the night, but people streamed in and out of the party all night, Perkins said.Because the fraternity houses back yard is open, anyone could have wandered up to the party unnoticed, Perkins said. He didnt see Goodrum, Soules or Autry at the party.They are not affiliated with our fraternity, he said. We do not know them. They were not invited.Perkins said he has not talked to police in a week, which leads him to believe that police do not suspect a connection between the fraternity and the crime.Last week, Deane praised the fraternity for its cooperation in the investigation.Soules and Goodrum both attended Allen County-Scottsville High School in 2000, when Goodrum was a senior and Soules was a freshman. Goodrum graduated that year, while Soules was expelled, according to a report in The Citizen-Times of Scottsville.Allen County Schools Superintendent Larry Williams said he did not remember either man very well.You tend to remember the very highest and the very lowest students, Williams said. I dont have a lot of contact with the students on a day-to-day basis.Goodrums family declined to comment on the case Tuesday, referring questions to Goodrums attorney, David Broderick of Bowling Green, who did not return multiple phone calls from the Daily News.Calls to Soules residence were not answered.Goodrums mother is Donna Dugas of Aubrey, Texas, who is married to a grandson of Cal Turner, a Scottsville native and the founder of the Dollar General store chain.In an advertisement in the 2000 Allen County-Scottsville High School yearbook, Goodrums mother wished him well.We have come a long way and been through a lot of trying times, the ad reads. Dad and I are very proud of the man you have become. We want you to know we are happy that you are our son and big brother. We know you will succeed in whatever you put your mind to.
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