PRESTONSBURG — One of the two people charged with murder, following the discovery of three bodies in a burned Martin County home, now faces additional charges in Floyd County.
Following her arrest Tuesday on murder and robbery charges, Amanda K. Bowen, 26, of Inez, was taken to Highlands Regional Medical Center for medical clearance. While at the hospital, however, her behavior clued the staff there that something else was going on.
“While at the hospital, a nurse on staff witnessed a Super Glue container fall out of the subject’s genital area, onto the floor,” the arrest report noted. “Subject picked up the container, opened it, and poured several pills into her mouth, before the nurse staff could stop her.”
The staff confiscated the container and found several white, oval pills and blue, oval pills inside. The pills and container were later turned over to police and stored as evidence.
According to police, Bowen claimed that the pills were methadone and Xanax, and further admitted that she did not have a prescription for them.
Bowen was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and prescription not in original container.
Bowen faces murder and robbery charges in Martin County, as does Jack D. Smith, 41, of Inez, who was arrested Sunday. Smith also faces tampering with physical evidence and drug charges.
Three bodies were discovered Saturday following an early-morning house fire in Inez. The dead were later identified as Tina Goble, Cannie Johnson, Jr. and 8-year-old Trinity Goble.
The murder investigation is being headed by Kentucky State Police Det. Tony Tackett.