Update May 23, 2018
Monroe Police Department reports that Qumentiz Marquez McKibben, 24, of Monroe, was been taken into custody by the US Marshals on May 22, 2018. McKibben is wanted in connection with the May 6, 2018, murder of Shaun Barfield and possibly has some connection to the murder of Darrin Barnes the night before.
Update May 17, 2018
Monroe Police Department reported that detectives, along with the Hall County Sheriff’s Dive Team returned to Lake Varner Thursday morning and at about 10 a.m. recovered a firearm. It will be tested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab to determine if it has any connection to either of the homicides in the Tanglewood neighborhood early in May.
“ The recovery of this firearm could prove to be very instrumental in resolving one of or both the Barnes and Barfield homicides which occurred a couple of weeks ago in Tanglewood,” Keith Glass, public safety director for the City of Monroe said in a press release.
Monroe Public Safety Director Keith Glass is urging Qumentiz Marque McKibben to turn himself in. McKibben is the suspect in the murder of Shaun Barfield on May 6, 2018 and possibly has some connection to the murder of Darrin Barnes the night before.
“Mr. Qumentiz Marquez McKibben, you should surrender to law enforcement now, if you know Mr. McKibben and can contact him please advise he to turn himself in, it’s in his and the public best interest that he do so now,” Glass said.
Glass said that acting on anonymous tips related to the murders, over the last few days the investigation has been in and around Lake Varner in Newton County. The efforts have yielded items detective believe are related to one if not both cases.
“We are very appreciative of the ongoing work and support from the GBI, Ga. DNR, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Sheriff’s Office and the Walton County’s District Attorney’s Office in these cases,” Glass said. “We ask that anyone having information related to either the Barnes or Barfield case to contact Det. Chris Cannon at email@example.com or 770-266-5183 or the Athens Office of the GBI at 706-552-2309.”
Monroe Public Safety Director Keith Glass said more warrants and arrest expected soon.
“As we continue to follow leads, process and evaluate evidence, I am confident we will obtain more warrants and be making arrest soon. I am very appreciative of the dedication and devotion of the City of Monroe police officers, detectives, Georgia Bureau of Investigations’ agents, Georgia Department of Community Supervision officers and the City of Covington Police Department for the work being done in both the Barnes and Barfield death Investigations,” Glass said.
Darrin Bernard Barnes was shot to death on Saturday, May 5, 2018 and Shaun Barfield died the following night in another shooting. Glass said the warrants would be for another or other suspects.
Monroe Police Department has identified a suspect in the murder last weekend of Shaun Barfield. Felony murder warrants have been issued for Qumenti Marquez McKibben, 24, of Monroe. He is not yet in custody and is believed to be armed and dangerous. He is described as 5′ 7″, weighing 145 pounds with black hair and brown eyes and, according to MPD, is known to frequent the Covington and Newton County area as well as Monroe.
“McKibben is believed to be armed and dangerous, do not approach. Call 911,” Public Safety Director Keith Glass said in a press release.
If you have information as to where McKibben may be or other information about this crime, you are asked to contact Detective C. Cannon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-266-5183 or the Athens Office of the GBI at 706-552-2309