One of two suspects charged with fatally shooting a man in July of 2011 outside of his Burks Hollow Road home will appear in court in August (2014). Rutherford County Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Robin Gentry told WGNS...
Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold previously told WGNS that 45-year old victim Kevin Barrett died after being shot while trying to run away from the suspects.
The second suspect in the murder, 20-year old James Lamendola, has yet to face trial. He is being held under a $1.6-million bond in the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.
24-Year old Aaron Walker is also being held under a $1-million bond at this time. Lamendola and Walker were allegedly at the Barrett home to burglarize it. Barrett was hauling hay when the two suspects showed up at his house.
Education while incarcerated:
In 2013, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office issued a press release about six inmates who graduated from a recent technical course. Those inmates made history due to the fact they were the first to graduate from such a class in the jail. The course was offered while inmates spent time behind bars. One of the inmates to graduate from the course was Lamendola, one of the two Barrett murder suspects.