ARKANSAS (KNWA/KFTA) — Two Fulton County residents — a mother and a son — are in custody involving the shooting death of 19-year-old Davidlee Alan Kane Stansbury, of Salem, Arkansas.
Jacoby Austin Goehler, 19, was arrested Friday, April 23. His mom, Jennifer Lynn Bowman-Harnden, 40, was arrested Wednesday, April 28.
Goehler is charged with first-degree murder and Bowman-Harnden faces a conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in Stansbury’s death.
Stansbury’s family confirmed the relation through a social media post.
I have been given permission to release this information: Jennifer Lynn Bowman-Harnden, the mother of the boy that murdered my son, has been arrested for conspiracy to commit murder.Alicia D-Ann Bodeen Brewer
At first, Stansbury, 19, was reported missing on Friday, April 23, 2021, by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO).
Stansbury was last seen leaving home in Salem around 4:30 a.m. with a friend, according to the report.
The next day, April 24, authorities said they received information that Stansbury was killed by his friend Jacoby Austin Goehler, 19, of Salem. Salem police tried to interview Goehler, but he would not talk with them.
Later in the day, at 2 p.m., a bench warrant was issued by the FCSO for Goehler’s arrest for first-degree murder. The judge signed the warrant and included a $500,000 cash-only bond.
Stansbury’s body was found Monday afternoon, April 26, a few miles north of the city of Salem, according to authorities.
On Wednesday, Bowman-Harnden, 40, was charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the first degree, according to Fulton County court documents. Her bond is $250,000, cash only.
Arraignment for Bowman-Harnden and Goehler is on May 12 at the Fulton County Circuit Court.
UPDATE 4/29, GOEHLER PROBABLE CAUSE INFORMATION.
On April 23, 2021, Davidlee Stansbury, was reported missing to the Salem Police Department. Later in the evening, a call was made from a Military Sergeant stating Jacoby Goehler had called him stating he had killed someone and wanted a military attorney.
Officers interviewed Goehler’s wife, Brayden Delancey, and she stated she received a phone call from her husband Jacoby, who wanted her to get him at his mother’s house. She stated when she arrived, she went inside and Jacoby told her that he shot Davidlee Stansbury three times and killed him because he had raped his sister. Brayden then stated Jacoby told her that Davidlee’s last words were, “Dude Chill, I didn’t do anything.”
Davidlee’s father stated that he was watching TV at about 3:30 a.m. on April 23, 2021, and Davidlee received a phone call and a couple of text messages.
He told his father that Jacoby Goehler wanted him to go help him move a trailer at Viola and that he would pay him $50. His dad told him he thought it was strange to be doing that at 4 a.m.
The father stated that he saw a lighter color pickup drive up to the driveway and backed in next to the feed mill and parked. Davidlee went out and got in the vehicle and left. Sometime later Davidlee’s father called Goehler asking about Davidlee since he was not answering his phone. Goehler stated he had not seen or heard from him. Davidlee’s phone was pinged by AT&T and Deputy Casey Brazeal was advised that the last time the phone was active was 4:41 a.m.Per FCSO Investigator Dale Weaver
UPDATE 4/29, HARNDEN PROBABLE CAUSE INFORMATION.
On April 25, 2021, after Chief Overman finished speaking to Jennifer Bowman-Harnden. Jennifer asked if she could smoke a cigarette. Officer Everett escorted Jennifer outside where she began to get very upset and crying. During this time Jennifer stated, “I wanted to kill him myself but did not have a gun or any wat to do it.” Officer Everett told Jennifer, “I know this has been hard on your family, but you don’t need to talk like that.”Per FCSO Investigator Dale Weaver
ORIGINAL INFORMATION REGARDING MISSING MAN
In Salem, Arkansas, Davidlee Stansbury, 19, went missing at 4 a.m. on April 23, 2021. Stansbury told his dad he was going to help his friend move somebody’s trailer … walked across the street to the feed mill and got into a single-cab light color truck, according to a Facebook post. His body was found on Monday, April 26, 2021, according to his family.Facebook post
A funeral service for Stansbury is Sunday, May 2, at Barkers Funeral Home.