Man, woman arrested in connection to western Ky. murder, arson investigation

Man, woman arrested in connection to western Ky. murder, arson investigation
From left: Jonathan McCoy and Keisha Stewart were arrested in connection to a murder and arson investigation in September in Trigg County, Kentucky. (Source: Kentucky State Police)

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - A woman wanted for questioning in connection to a murder and arson investigation from September is now in custody.

According to Kentucky State Police, deputies arrested Keisha D. Stewart, 29, of Cadiz, on Friday, December 4.

She was taken to the Christian County Detention Center.

Jonathan R. McCoy, 42, of Cadiz, Ky., was arrested on Thursday, December 3 and charged with kidnapping (victim death), murder, second-degree arson, tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse. He was taken to the Christian County Jail.

The investigation into what detectives called the brutal murder of Thelma N. Barnett, commonly known as Mrs. Ilene, began on September 16.

KSP detectives say Barnett was killed and her home on Will Jackson Road was set on fire.

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