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Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2006 12:00 am

Three men, two indicted on murder charges and one facing attempted murder charges, are scheduled to appear in Christian Circuit Court next week, on the heels of Valentine's Day.

William D. Fairman, 24, 1403 Glass Avenue, was indicted Aug. 5, 2005 on the charge that he shot an Evansville, Ind. man in the chest and killed him that May.

Montrece Stotts' body was found in the front yard of a South Vine Street home May 22. Stotts, 24, was visiting family when he was killed, police said.

Fairman turned himself in to authorities on May 31. He is scheduled to appear in circuit court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday for a pretrial conference.

Also scheduled to appear Wednesday is Carl Barkefelt, of Kelly-Mt. Zoar Road, indicted on the charge that he shot and killed his wife, Tammy Leigh Barkefelt, on Dec. 10.

According to his arrest report, Barkefelt told his neighbors the next day that he had killed Tammy before turning himself in at the Hopkinsville Police Department. Barkefelt was indicted for the murder on Dec. 16. He is scheduled for a pretrial conference in Christian Circuit Court 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A third man, indicted on charges that he shot two people and endangered a mother and her infant, will also face the judge Wednesday afternoon.

D'Angelo M. Jenkins, 18, of Kentucky Manor, Oak Grove, was arrested Nov. 28 in Clarksville on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

According to Oak Grove police, on Nov. 24, Jenkins shot Jervone Robinson, 19, and LoQuan Jackson. Robinson was shot in the right side of his pelvis, and was airlifted to Vanderbilt Medical Center. Police at the time said he was listed in stable condition in the trauma ward.

Doctors at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital emergency room told police that Jackson had been shot through the upper lip. His wound and the blood splatter pattern was consistent of a gun being pointed toward the face and being shot from inside of his mouth outward, doctors said. Reportedly, he could not explain how he was shot to police, and changed his story several times, officers said.

Robinson reportedly identified Jenkins as the shooter. He told police that he was riding with Jackson as they drove up from Clarksville to Case's Mobile City, Oak Grove. Jackson allegedly got out of the car and started talking with four men who pulled up in a white vehicle, then told Robinson to get out of the car. When he did, he was shot, Robinson said.

Robinson and the man accused of trying to murder him, Jenkins, were from opposing gangs, police said. Officers suspected the shooting was possibly a gang retaliation.

While Jenkins was allegedly firing at Robinson, a bullet traveled through a nearby trailer, where a mother, Penny Brumwell, was feeding her infant, Ethan Brumwell, and barely missed them, said police.

Jenkins was indicted Jan. 27 on two counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment.

His circuit court arraignment has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Emily Burton can be reached by telephone at 887-3239 or by e-mail at eburton@kentuckynewera.com.

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