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Two charged in overdose death of woman found behind Walmart on U.S. 64. in Lexington
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Two charged in overdose death of woman found behind Walmart on U.S. 64. in Lexington

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Lexington police arrested two suspects in connection with a woman’s overdose death in December 2020, authorities said Wednesday.

Jonathan Alexander Gordon, 30, and Heather Michelle Everhart, 34, are each charged with second-degree murder in the death of 39-year-old Eva Marie Beckom, Lexington police said.

Police didn’t provide an address for Gordon. An arrest warrant describes Everhart as homeless, but it lists a Lexington address for her.

Everhart also is charged with felony death by distribution; possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine; two counts of trafficking in heroin and a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle to store or sell a controlled substance, police said.

Gordon and Everhart were being held Wednesday in the Davidson County Jail with their bonds each set at $250,000, according to police and court records. Gordon and Everhart are scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

Officers went to a wooded area behind the Walmart Neighborhood Market on U.S. 64 on Dec. 27 after they received a report about an unconscious person and possible overdose victim, police said.

Officers and EMTs tried to revive Beckom, but she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A toxicology report showed Beckom died from drug overdose caused by acute fentanyl toxicity, police said. Detectives then linked Gordon to Beckom’s death and accused him of providing Beckom with a fatal amount of heroin containing fentanyl.

Investigators also accused Gordon of buying the fentanyl-laced heroin from Everhart, according to police and an arrest warrant.

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