Henderson police arrest teen, charge him with murder

May. 08, 2013 @ 09:40 PM

Henderson police have arrested a 17-year-old and charged him with first-degree murder connected to a homicide death this past Saturday night.

Shakeem Delshon Barnes, of 510 E. Montgomery St., was taken into custody Wednesday morning without incident, according to Lt. Alan Hedgepeth. He’s accused of shooting to death 25-year-old Ladarrius Talley Saturday night in the 100 block of Lincoln Street, where the vehicle Talley was driving crashed into a brick pillar and fence.

Talley was found at the crash scene inside the car. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

“They developed probable cause for his arrest, obtained a warrant, found out he was in Oxford and took him into custody without incident,” Hedgepeth said of the department’s criminal investigations division.

The Oxford Police Department assisted Henderson police. Barnes was found at a residence in Oxford.

Barnes is facing charges of first-degree murder and a count of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon. He is in the Vance County Jail without bond and has a hearing in Vance County District Court on May 20.

Hedgepeth said a handgun was used in the shooting.

“It is still under investigation,” Hedgepeth said. “We don’t know if it will turn to other suspects.”

Tips on the case are still being accepted by police at (252) 438-4141. Reward money is available for tips leading to an arrest from Crime Stoppers, which can be called at (252) 492-1925. Crime Stoppers information can pay up to $2,000.

The homicide is the fourth in Henderson this year, and arrests for all four have been made. One incident was a double-murder at a motel Feb. 16, another involved teens five days later.

Contact the writer at awooten@hendersondispatch.com.