FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 4/16/19 @ 2:57 p.m.
A man pleaded not guilty to murder and persistent felony offender charges Tuesday.
Police said Wesley Martin shot Jordan Tackett who went missing in late February and was found in a shallow grave behind Martin's home more than a month later.
The judge reduced Martin's bond from $2 million down to $250,000 cash. The pre-trial report stated that Martin is at risk of committing more crimes if he is released.
Martin is scheduled to be back in court July 25.
UPDATE 4/5/19 @ 5:37 p.m.
A death investigation out of Floyd County has turned into a murder case.
Kentucky State Police troopers say the victim was reported missing in February. His body was found Thursday in a makeshift grave near a home in the Wayland area.
Investigators identified the victim Friday as Jordan Tackett, 26, of East Point.
Troopers arrested Wesley Martin, 44, of Wayland. He is charged with murder.
Martin is in the Floyd County Detention Center.
ORIGINAL STORY 4/5/19
A death investigation is underway after a body was found in a makeshift grave near a home in the Wayland area, Kentucky State Police say.
Troopers say the discovery was made just after 4 p.m. Thursday.
No arrests have been made at this time.
The body was removed by the Floyd County Coroner’s Office and will be taken to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
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