Two Former DeKalb County Men Wounded in Warren County Shooting

September 19, 2023
By: Dwayne Page

A man and woman allegedly involved in a shooting Monday that wounded two former DeKalb County residents have been charged by the Warren County Sheriff’s Department.

Jonathon Lewis McPeak is being held without bond on charges of attempted criminal homicide and aggravated assault. Meanwhile Christina Leeann Wallace is charged with accessory after the fact. Both are to appear in Warren County General Sessions Court September 26.

The victims, Robert Louis Judkins and Eric Barnes, were wounded in the shooting.

The warrants, obtained by WJLE, allege that “On September 18, 2023 Eric Barnes called Warren County 911 center to report that his roommate, Robert Louis Judkins, had been shot inside the residence of 625 Ike Adcock Road. Barnes witnessed McPeak shoot Judkins in the hallway of the residence. Barnes was also struck in the pelvic area from a ricochet of the bullet Jonathon fired at Judkins”.

“Robert Louis Judkins suffered wounds to the abdomen area, right arm, and hip. After Judkins was shot he exited the residence. Barnes rendered aid to Judkins. Before the arrival of law enforcement, McPeak and Wallace left the residence to evade law enforcement. Wallace was inside the residence when the shooting took place. Due to the totality of the circumstances, McPeak did commit attempted homicide against Judkins and Wallace did commit the offense of being an accessory after the fact,” the warrants state.

Later in the day Monday, Warren County Sheriff’s Department authorities accompanied by DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department officers tracked the couple to a residence on Doss Thweatt Road in the Jefferson/Pates Ford Community of DeKalb County where they were found in a vehicle inside a barn and taken into custody.

Warren County Sheriff Jackie Matheny, Jr. and Investigators Spencer Pryor, Calvin Hammond and Holden Baker wish to thank the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for their assistance.

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