Two Lancaster residents charged with manslaughter related to overdose death

HEATHSVILLE—Northumberland County Sheriff James R. “Doc” Lyons recently reported two people have been indicted for manslaughter in the overdose death of Robert Steven Auman, 51, of Reedville.

On September 13, Orville Hugh King III, 29, and Joan Marie Parks, 40, both of Lancaster, were charged under an indictment issued by a Multi Jurisdictional Grand Jury in Northumberland County, said Sheriff Lyons.

On April 4, 2017, deputies were dispatched to a residence at 132 Harbor Drive in the Reedville area, where they found Auman lying on the floor unresponsive, said Sheriff Lyons. He was later pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses say that Auman had used heroin, a severely addictive opioid, earlier that day.

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