One man has been convicted in a fatal Warner Robins gas station shooting from 2014. According to the office of the Houston County District Attorney, George Hartwig, 20-year-old Deondary Darnell Yarn was found guilty by a jury Thursday.
Yarn was convicted of shooting Monnie Brabham to death and shooting at LaJerrius Barfield on January 23, 2014 at the Murphy Oil Station Station located at 501 Booth Road in Warner Robins.
“Yarn’s poor decisions have earned him a spot where he is today. I am thankful for the hard work of lead Investigator…because of their determination to find the perpetrator of this crime and seek justice for Mr. Brabham and Mr. Barfield, a violent criminal has been removed from our streets,” says Houston County Assistant District Attorney Greg Winters.
A release from District Attorney Hartwig's office says Brabham's murder was ordered by Kevin Melton who was the leader of the One serving a life sentence in North Carolina for an unrelated crime.
They say Brabham was targeted by Atlanta-area gang members. Hartwig’s office says the murder was ordered by Kelvin Melton who was the leader of the One-Eight-Trey Set of the Bloods Gang. They say during that time Melton was serving a life sentence in the North Carolina Department of Corrections for an unrelated crime.
Yarn was convicted of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault (two counts), Violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act, and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony.
Judge G.E. “Bo” Adams will sentence Yarn at a later date.