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Men Charged In Wilkes County Death PDF Print
Written by Kenneth Reece   
Thursday, 17 December 2009 06:34

Drug related stabbing according to reports.


Wilkes County authorites have charged four men in the death of Bruce Ellis Barnes. Barnes, 46, was found last Thursday on the front lawn of the mobile home he rented.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports that James Douglas Triplett, 29, his brother, Edward Arnold Triplett Jr, 35, Dillon Blake Walsh, 16,and Benjamin Derek Watson, 27, have been arrested and are being held in the Wilkes County Jail with no bond allowed. The men were charged Tuesday with murder and armed robbery.

Reports indicate that the men went to Barnes' home the night of Dec. 9 to rob him. They stole a bag of marijuana and pills before stabbing Barnes with a knife.


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