An affidavit has been filed at the Fulton County Courthouse detailing the reasons for the arrest of 40-year-old Jennifer Bowman-Harnden and her charge of conspiracy to commit murder, a class A felony.
Harnden was arrested April 28 by Fulton County Sheriff Al Roork and Salem Patrolman Clayton Everett. She received a $250,000 bond sentencing from Judge Larry Kissee.
According to the affidavit/warrant for arrest, on April 23, DavidLee Stansbury was reported missing to the Salem Police Department.
Later that evening, a call was made from a military Sergeant stating Jacoby Goehler, 20, had called stating he had killed someone and wanted a military attorney.
Officers interviewed Goehler’s wife and she stated she received a phone call from him wanting her to meet at his mother’s home.
When she arrived, she went inside and Goehler said he had shot Stansbury three times and killed him.
He stated Stansbury had raped his sister.
“Jacoby told her DavidLee’s last words were ‘Dude chill, I didn’t do anything’,” the affidavit states.
On April 23, at around 3:30 a.m., Stansbury ‘s father stated Stansbury received a phone call and a couple of texts. He told his father Goehler was wanting him to go help move a trailer at Viola and would pay him.
Stansbury left the home and entered a light colored pickup truck and which drove away.
Later, Stansbury’s father called Goehler asking about Stansbury since he was not answering his phone. He was told Goehler had not seen him.
The phone of Stansbury was pinged and was last active at 4:41 a.m.
A message from Harnden was cited in the message asking for a firearm, stating she was emotional and that she felt like a failure as a mother as she was not able to protect her “offspring”.
On April 25, officers spoke with Harnden who became emotional and stated “I wanted to kill him myself but did not have a gun or way to do it,” the affidavit said.
Harnden later sent a message to a friend stating her life “was crashing before her eyes” asking for prayers for her family and stating she was going to get locked up.
A court date of May 12 has been set for both Goehler and Harnden.