Couple indicted for second-degree murder
A husband and wife were indicted by a grand jury Dec. 14 for second-degree murder stemming from an incident that took place over the summer in the 8500 block of Jackson Bend Road.
Lenoir City Police Department opened an investigation in August after Lenoir City resident Kevin Fifield overdosed on heroin Aug. 22, according to a press release from the department.
Ricky Glenn Powell, 40, Lenoir City, and his wife, Dawn Marie Powell, 37, Lenoir City, were charged with second-degree murder and booked Dec. 17 into Loudon County Jail. Lenoir City Police Chief Don White could not be reached for comment despite repeated attempts.
According to Loudon County Criminal Court documents, the couple distributed a Schedule II substance to the male victim. The drug was listed as the “proximate cause of death.”
The couple was charged and held on bond amounts of $15,000 each.