Murder suspect who fled to Tennessee is back in Elkhart County


A murder suspect who police say fled to Tennessee is back in Elkhart County.

Darius Thomas, 26, of Middlebury, is charged in connection with the death of Shamar Barnes.

Barnes, 19, was found with gunshot wounds to the chest near a Marathon station on South Main Street back on Feb. 5.

A warrant was issued for Barnes arrest, based on security camera footage and information from witnesses, according to 95.3 MNC’s reporting partners at The Elkhart Truth.

A not-guilty plea has been entered and Thomas has a preliminary jury trial date of August 30th.


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