6/26/2014 11:25 AM
PANTHER - Two Panther residents were
arrested after the McDowell County Sheriff's Office reportedly located a dead
body in the suspects' home.
Sheriff Martin West said Brian Collins, 40, and Priscilla Faye Dotson, 33, are each charged with the murder of Thomas Kyle Owens, 36, of Avondale.
West said his office received a call
around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday about a dead person in the Panther area. Officers
reportedly found Owens' body at Collins’ and Dotsons’ residence on Panther
Deputies learned upon further
investigation that Owens was given drugs prescribed to Collins and Dotson, and
is believed to have overdosed, according to West. He said the suspects have
been arraigned but their bonds must be set by a circuit court judge given the