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Georgetown man charged with involuntary manslaughter

Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Press Release

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that a Georgetown man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. 

On April 18, the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, along with Eastern Joint Fire and EMS District (EJFED) personnel, were dispatched to a residence on Corrina Way in Sardinia, where two individuals — a 64-year-old female and a 65-year-old male — were found deceased. Deputies located narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside the residence. 

After an investigation by the Brown County Drug Task Force, Brian Barnett, 45, from Georgetown, was arrested and transported to the Brown County Adult Detention Center. While at the adult detention center, it was determined that Mr. Barnett was allegedly concealing narcotics.

Mr. Barnett has been charged with the following: 

• Involuntary manslaughter (first-degree felony);

• Involuntary manslaughter (first-degree felony);

• Illegal conveyance of drugs (third-degree felony);

• Possession of drugs - methamphetamine (fifth-degree felony); and

• Possession of drugs - fentanyl (fifth-degree felony).
The investigation is still ongoing at this time, and additional charges are expected. 
The Brown County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the EJFED, Brown County Coroner’s Office and the Georgetown Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. 
Anyone who has any drug information can contact the Brown County Drug Task Force at (937) 378-2573.

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