Corbin man arrested in double homicide

Bradley Justin Lawson
Bradley Justin Lawson

A Corbin man has been charged with killing two people whose bodies were found at a burned house more than a year ago, according to a release from Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

Police arrested Bradley Justin Lawson, 34, on Saturday, Root said.

Lawson was charged with two counts of first-degree murder; first-degree robbery; arson; and tampering with physical evidence.

The investigation started after Donnie Jackson and his wife, Sharon, were found dead at a burned house on March 8, 2015. Both had been shot, according to the release from Root.

The motive for the homicides was apparently a robbery gone awry, Root said.

Lawson was allegedly acquainted with the Jacksons.

Detective Kevin Berry served the murder warrants on Lawson at the Laurel County Detention Center, where he was being held on a federal charge of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Lawson allegedly brought in meth from Georgia to sell. He was arrested on that charge in early April.