A man awaiting trial in the 2013 beating and shooting of a man at Macon’s Zodiac Lounge was indicted Tuesday on allegations he was caught with contraband at the Bibb County jail.
Johnifer Denard Barnwell, 28, is one of eight people indicted in the July 5, 2013, fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jamonni Bland and the beating and shooting of then-21-year-old Deion Davis.
A 2013 indictment accuses Barnwell of beating and shooting Davis.
Davis, although shot eight times, survived.
He also is accused of threatening to kill a Bibb County deputy in September 2013.
Barnwell faces multiple counts of violating the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act stemming from both alleged incidents.
A new indictment alleges Barnwell was caught with marijuana and a cell phone while incarcerated Jan. 2. He faces two charges of possession of prohibited items by inmates and an additional two counts of violating the state’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.
The document alleges Barnwell is “associated with Mafia” a criminal street gang.
Barnwell, who lived in Macon prior to his arrest, was released on bond last January, but was re-arrested in West Virginia June 25, charged with “possession with intent to deliver narcotics.”
He’s been back at the Bibb County jail since August.
His attorney argued at a 2014 hearing that Barnwell didn’t know he wasn’t allowed to leave the jurisdiction and he left after obtaining his bondsman’s approval.
Information from Telegraph archives was used in this report. To contact writer Amy Leigh Womack, call 744-4398.