Two adults charged in death of Collins face six felony charges - Berne Tri-Weekly News

Two adults charged in death of Collins face six felony charges

BLUFFTON — Zachary Barnes and Breanna Arnold, who are charged in the death of Arnold’s three-year-old son, Owen Collins, learned at a 3 p.m. hearing at the Wells County Courthouse on Thursday afternoon that they are each facing six felony charges. Both Barnes and Arnold face the following : - Neglect of a dependent resulting in death — level one felony - Two counts of neglect of a dependent — level five felony - Obstruction of justice — level six felony - Altering the scene of death — level six felony - Abuse of a corpse — level six felony The “neglect of a dependent resulting in death” charges all pertain to the presence of meth in the dwelling where Collins was residing. Court documents charge both Barnes and Arnold “did knowingly place said dependent in a situation that endangered the dependent’s life or health, permitted methamphetamine to be manufactured and/or kept in his residence so that Collins would be exposed to the drug.”... Read More >