The couple arrested last week for attempting to dispose of a corpse in Alexander County are now longer being held locally. According to Alexander County Chief Deputy Todd Jones the couple is now in the Stanley County Jail. 51 year old Toni Anthony Hearne and 33 year old Linsey Marie Lentz now face murder counts in Albemarle.
Last Wednesday the couple was arrested in the Ellendale Community after officers say they had dumped the body of Robert Adam Hearne jr in a shallow grave behind an abandoned home. Investigators in Albemarle collected evidence from the home of Robert Adam Hearne and using that evidence filed the charges in their jurisdiction.
There still has been no indication of why the couple allegedly chose Alexander County as a place to dispose of the body of Toni Anthony Hearne. Hearne admitted to the press last Wednesday that he had fought with his uncle and had killed him in self defense.