Cadiz, KY. (March 12, 2021) – Detectives with Kentucky State Police, Post 1 have made a second arrest regarding the homicide and arson investigation that occurred on September 16, 2020 at a residence on Will Jackson Road in Trigg County. Thursday, March 11th, detectives executed a Trigg County indictment warrant on Keisha D. Stewart, 29 of Cadiz, Kentucky. Stewart, who was lodged in the Christian County Jail, was charged with Complicity to Arson, 2nd Degree, Complicity to Abuse of Corpse, Complicity to Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Complicity to Burglary, 2nd Degree.
On December 3rd, 2020, detectives arrested Jonathan R. McCoy, 42 of Cadiz, Kentucky for the brutal murder of Thelma N. Barnett, commonly known as Mrs. Ilene, and the arson of her residence.
Stewart remains lodged in the Christian County Jail.
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