Two Panther residents arrested after a dead body is reportedly found in their home

Local - 6/26/2014 11:25 AM by Re

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 Mohawk Road.

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 charges.


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