Murder charge dismissed after plea deal in death of missing man

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A murder charge has been dismissed against a man charged in the death of a missing man in Boyd County.

According to court documents, Zachary Tarleton pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of 2nd-degree complicity to commit robbery.

A murder charge against Tarleton was dismissed as part of the plea deal.

Tarleton could face a maximum of 7 years inside a Kentucky penitentiary when he is sentenced December 8th.

Jacob Lane pleaded guilty earlier this year to the murder of Justin Reeder.

Reeder was found a week after being reported missing by family.

Lane faces life in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.



 
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