Auburn Shooting Arrest

October 7, 2013

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 the Auburn Police Division arrested Dezdrian Smith age 24 of Atlanta, Ga. and Kentarious J. Barnett age 21 from Opelika, Alabama.  Barnett was arrested on felony warrants for Burglary Third Degree, Theft of Property Second Degree and Fleeing and Attempting to Elude.  Smith was arrested on felony warrants for Burglary Third Degree and Theft of Property Second Degree. The arrests stems from the investigation of a police report dated the same day in which a resident in the 800 Block of Annalue Drive reported that he returned home at approximately 8:50 p.m. to discover two individuals inside his residence.  The resident fired several shots at the intruders who then fled on foot.  After a search of the area by Police, Smith and Barnett were apprehended  a short time later still in the vacinity of where the crime occurred.  Dezdrian Smith suffered a non- life threatening gunshot wound, was taken to EAMC Emergency Room, treated for his injuries, and later released into police custody.  The victim reported two Samsung cell phones valued at $600.00 were taken in the burglary.  Smith and Barnett were transferred to the Lee County Jail, where they are awaiting bond.  Smith's bond was set at $6,000 and Barnett's bond is $9,000.