Four charged in Bell County murder

By Bobbie Poynter

According to a KSP Post 10 news release, detectives are investigating the death of a woman on Jan. 29 in the East Pineville community of Bell County.

Debra K. Baker, 55, of Middlesboro, was found murdered, and the body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, KSP detectives followed up on a tip and recovered property from the residence.

Four Knox County residents have since been charged with robbery and with Baker’s murder.

Arrested were Brenda Sue Miller, 20, Charles Edward Gilbert, Jr., 33, Chad Allen Love and Varion Johnson, 28, all of Barbourville.

They were all lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.