Three People Charged In Connection With Murder Appear In Court

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

The search continues for the body of Brandy Rowe and now two of the three people charged in connection with her alleged murder are out of jail on bond.

The defendants all appeared in court at different times.

Officials say they're keeping the three separated and away from each other.

Each suspect answered to their charges, but each had a different outcome.

Defendant Don Reed wasn't in court, but rather still in jail.

He appeared before the judge on video-conference.

Judge Dennis Prater told him he was charged with murder in the death of Brandy Rowe.

Reed didn't speak, but his attorney in court, spoke for him.

"We waive the formal reading your honor and plead not guilty," Attorney Bobby Rowe said

Judge Prater set Reed's bond at 250-thousand dollars cash or property.

Just three hours later, Big Sandy Regional Detention Center administrators say Reed's brothers posted the bond and got him out of jail.

Reed hid from our camera and left out the side door and into a truck.

The judge put restrictions on his release.

"I'm going to have the pre-trial officer monitor the defendant as well," Judge Prater said.

Pre-trial representatives say Reed must follow curfew and other rules while he's out of jail.

Linda Risner Arnett is charged with facilitation to murder and tampering with evidence.

After she was arrested last week, court officials say she was let out of jail for special reasons, but she came back on Saturday after police charged her with public intoxication and assault.

The judge entered a not guilty plea for her on all charges and didn't let her out of jail this time.

The third defendant, Paul "Spanky" Arnett, appeared in person and is out of jail.

The judge scheduled all three defendants to be in court in person on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing.


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