Bail set at $500k for Mt. Vernon man charged with 2015 drug induced homicide

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $500,000 for a 27-year-old Mt. Vernon in connection with a 2015 overdose death.

Blake D. Howell (Source: MVPD)
Blake D. Howell
(Source: MVPD)

Blake D. Howell was arrested Friday on a warrant charging him with drug induced homicide.

Mt. Vernon police report Howell’s arrest was the result of an ongoing investigation into the June 1, 2015, death of Bridget Jimenez at the Beasley Motel in Mt. Vernon.

He was taken to the Jefferson County Jail where he remains awaiting the formal filing of charges in Jefferson County Court.

He is currently on 24 months conditional discharge in Jefferson County Court after pleading guilty in January to felony unlawful restraint in exchange for a domestic battery charge being dismissed.