Saint James Man Facing Murder Charges

A man from Saint James is being held without bond in the Maries County Jail following his arrest for second-degree murder. Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said deputies from his department and members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group Task Force arrested Tanner Orr after finding evidence linking him to the death in October of Kevin Ahart. According to officials, Ahart’s death was due to the use of fentanyl. Heitman said Orr was taken into custody following statements he made during an interview and evidence obtained during the investigation. Orr is also facing charges of delivery of a controlled substance.