Caudill and Tomlin

David Joe Caudill, left, and Richard M. Tomlin, right.

Two men sit behind bars on charges of murder and complicity to commit murder following an investigation into the Oct. 23 deaths of Virginia Massard, 49, and 27-year-old Joseph Cox.

David Joe Caudill, 33, and 48-year-old Richard M. Tomlin Jr., were charged Friday and appeared in Carter District Court Monday for an arraignment.

Judge Rupert Wilhoit set a preliminary hearing for each defendant for Nov. 30 at 1 p.m.

Tomlin was arrested Friday as Caudill was already in the Carter County Detention Center on a receiving stolen property charge after being found driving Massard’s SUV, following the alleged murders.

A handgun was also discovered inside the vehicle that belonged to Massard’s husband, Jerry.

According to Kentucky State Police, Jerry Massard was away on a hunting trip when the two were found shot to death inside the Mocabee Creek home he shared with his wife.

Caudill faces two counts of murder and Tomlin is charged with two counts of complicity to commit murder. Caudill also was charged with a second count of receiving stolen property, a handgun, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, second-degree persistent felony offender, driving under the influence, operating a vehicle on a suspended license and a warrant for non-flagrant support of a child.

Caudill is being held on a $250,000 full cash bond, two $25,000 full cash bonds and a no bond.

Tomlin is being held without bond.

In a second shooting case in Carter County, Doug Fannin was discovered Oct. 23 shot to death inside his home on Anglin Branch. Police said the two cases are not related and no arrests have been made.

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