published Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Two face charges after 24-year-old woman left to die in vehicle

Calhoun, Ga., police have charged a man and a woman in connection with the June 11 death of 24-year-old local resident Haley Stanley.

David Bastin and Francis Leming face one count each of involuntary manslaughter in Stanley's death, according to a Calhoun police department news release.

"It appears the suspects drove the victim to the location where she was discovered and left her without any regard for her safety or well-being," the statement reads. "Based on information we received during our investigation we do not believe the suspects directly caused the death of Miss Stanley however we do believe the victim was alive and in obvious distress when she was abandon(ed) by the suspects," police Lt. Tony Pyle wrote in the statement.

Stanley was found in her vehicle near the VFW post on East Line Street in Calhoun on June 11, 2014.

Bastin is in custody at the Gordon County Jail. Leming is still being sought by police.

Information on Leming's whereabouts can be reported to the Calhoun Police Department at (706) 629-1234.

For complete details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Todd South...

Todd South covers courts, poverty, technology, military and veterans for the Times Free Press. He has worked at the paper since 2008 and previously covered crime and safety in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. Todd’s hometown is Dodge City, Kan. He served five years in the U.S. Marine Corps and deployed to Iraq before returning to school for his journalism degree from the University of Georgia. Todd previously worked at the Anniston (Ala.) Star. Contact ...

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