BLUFFTON, Ind. (WOWO): Bail has been raised for the Bluffton couple facing charges in the death of 3-year-old Owen Collins.
According to WISH-TV, 21-year-old Breanna Arnold, the mother of the boy, and 30-year-old Zachary Barnes, her boyfriend, appeared in court Monday afternoon. They were formally charged with dealing methamphetamine and their bail was also raised by $50,000 to $350,000.
Collins' body was found back in January in a wooded area in Wells County. The Associated Press reports Arnold and Barnes admitted to using methamphetamine before the boy's death. Barnes said in an interview with detectives that the they were “shooting dope” and nobody in the home called police because they were scared. Instead, court documents say he admitted that the couple decided to saran wrap Collins' body and put him in a bedroom dresser until later deciding to put the body inside a box, with the help of Barnes' 16-year old friend.