Argument over satanic music led to slaying, police say

The Reverand, formally known as Robert Reynolds, is seen in an undated photo provided by the Allen County Jail. The Reverand, a 35-year-old Kentucky nursing home resident has been charged with killing 71-year-old resident Gary Glueck of the Scottsville Manor in Scottsville, Ky. Police said the defendant was arrested on a murder charge Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, and was held without bond in Allen County Detention Center. They said he was formerly named Robert Reynolds but legally changed his name to The Reverend. (The Allen County Jail via AP)

A Scottsville Manor resident accused of murdering his roommate is scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

The Reverend, 35, is scheduled to be arraigned in Allen District Court on a murder charge. 

Formerly known as Robert Allen Reynolds, The Reverend is accused of strangling 71-year-old Gary Glueck early Thursday evening inside the assisted living facility. He is in Allen County Detention Center, where no bond has been set.

According to law enforcement, the roommates had argued shortly before the incident after The Reverend said he wanted to listen to satanic music and Glueck objected.

Glueck died after being stabbed with an ink pen and a plastic spork and strangled with an electric cord that police say was wrapped around his neck. Asphyxia via strangulation is the official cause of death.

Several Facebook pages associated with The Reverend appear on the social networking site. One of those Facebook pages lists his occupation as a writer, while another features posts in which the author claims to worship Satan and is schizophrenic.

A separate website promoting music The Reverend has made features hundreds of recordings. 

Online Warren County Regional Jail records show a Robert Allen Reynolds spent 14 days in custody there in 2011 after being arrested for second-degree disorderly conduct.

Glueck, who authorities say has no known living relatives, became a ward of the state in 2013 and began living in Scottsville Manor in June.

Glueck’s death was the fourth homicide in Allen County in a four-month span and occurred two days after 30-year-old Ernest Matt Davis of Scottsville was shot to death at a residence on Orange Street.

Davis was taken to The Medical Center in Bowling Green and later transferred to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead less than three hours after police responded to the residence.

Davis’ brother-in-law, 25-year-old Kalob Carter of Adolphus, was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter. 

Carter has entered a not guilty plea in Allen District Court and is scheduled to return to court for a preliminary hearing March 23.

— Follow courts reporter Justin Story on Twitter at twitter.com/jstorydailynews or visit bgdailynews.com

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Larry Fiehn

Little else causes as much delusion as belief in a G-d.

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