Two Arrested in Warren County Attempt to Commit Homicide Case

Sep 19, 2023 at 07:27 am by WGNS News

L to R: Jonathan McPeak and Christina Wallace

UPDATED - WARREN COUNTY, TN - On Monday morning, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office told area residents that authorities were on the lookout for two subjects believed to be tied to an attempted murder case. By Monday afternoon, both subjects were successfully apprehended.

Jonathan McPeak, also known as "Geronimo,” was facing the charges of Attempting to Commit Homicide and Aggravated Assault in nearby Warren County. A female by the name of Christina Wallace was also wanted by the law and was facing the charge of Accessory to the Attempt to Commit Homicide.


The victims in the case are Robert Louis Judkins and Eric Barnes, who were shot by McPeak, according to law enforcement officials. Early Monday morning, Mr. Barnes made a call to the Warren County 911 Center to report that he witnessed McPeak shoot his roommate, identified as Mr. Judkins, inside his home at 625 Ike Adcock Road.

As a result of the shooting, Judkins had serious injuries to his abdomen, right arm and hip. Barnes, who called for help after the shooting, also suffered injuries when a bullet ricocheted and hit him in the pelvis.

Prior to Warren County Deputies arriving at the home, suspects McPeak and Wallace fled the residence. The two were later located near a home on Doss Thweatt Road in DeKalb County. McPeak and Wallace were allegedly hiding in a car that was parked inside a barn when taken into custody on Monday evening.

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Jonathan McPeak for the Attempt to Commit Homicide and Aggravated Assault. Ms. Wallace was also placed in handcuffs for being an accessory. The apprehension took place in Dekalb County and the two were booked into the local jail at around 7:00, Monday night where they remained on Tuesday morning.

Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny and Investigators Spencer Pryor, Calvin Hammond and Holden Baker thanked the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their assistance in the case.

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