|UC man linked to deadly Paris shooting |
|Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:07 pm |
|A Union City man was among four men who appeared in court Tuesday in Henry County on charges stemming from the August murder of a Paris man at a nightclub. |
Among those who appeared in Henry County General Sessions Court were Charles Liphford, 23, of Union City; Tevin D. “Jay” Lumpkin, 20, of Milan; Cody Harmon, 23, of Lexington; and Jiles Yarbrough, 21, of Huntingdon.
The four men were recently arrested for their alleged involvement in the Aug. 25 shooting death of Eric Kinley at Fahrenheit 101 on Highway 79, southwest of Paris in Henry County.
Lumpkin, identified by authorities as the alleged shooter, and Harmon and Yarbrough all face charges of first-degree murder, while Liphford has been charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Lumpkin, Harmon and Yarbrough are each being held on $500,000 bonds in the Henry County Jail and Liphford is being held on a $50,000 bond, according to The Paris Post-Intelligencer.
The men were all advised of their charges during Tuesday morning’s General Sessions Court appearance, where a judge appointed legal counsel to represent Lumpkin, Harmon and Liphford, the Paris newspaper reported Wednesday. Yarbrough apparently has hired his own attorney.
After a multi-state search for the suspects, Lumpkin and Liphford were arrested a week ago in Norfolk, Va., and waived their right to fight extradition back to Tennessee.
Lumpkin and Harmon have another appearance scheduled for Oct. 25 in Henry County General Sessions Court, with Liphford scheduled to return to court Tuesday and Yarbrough set to appear again Oct. 2. Published in The Messenger 9.13.12