Sunday, July 10, 2011

UNA Robber Devante Barnett Charged in Murder

Devante Taija Barnett, aka D-Bug, is one of three young Florence men arrested for the Friday morning murder of Joshua Honey. Barnett is a former Florence High School athlete who excelled in varsity football. The one-time Florence running back was arrested in April of last year for receiving stolen property and in January of this year for his part in two late night armed robberies of UNA students. Barnett and his two companions, LaMarcus Lashore and Tyrus Thompson now face capital murder charges.


Tyrone Otis Chandler of Florence was also charged along with Devante Barnett in the January 2011 UNA robberies. A third suspect in that case has yet to be apprehended. It may well be that one of Barnett's two accomplices in the murder of Joshua Honey is the third robber Florence police are still seeking.

Related post: More on UNA Robbery


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