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Lawrence Co. man charged with manslaughter

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Brandon Barnes (Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Brandon Barnes (Lawrence Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Lawrence County investigators have arrested and charged a 39 year old man with Manslaughter.

According to Sheriff Gene Mitchell, Daniel Peoples, his common-law wife and her son went to Brandon Barnes' home on County Road 345 on Sunday. At some point, Mitchell says the two men got into an argument over inappropriate comments made towards Barnes' wife.

The argument escalated into a fight that ended with Barnes shooting Peoples to death. 

Barnes was taken into custody when deputies arrived. He was questioned Monday morning and charged. He's being held in the Lawrence County Jail on $10,000 bond.

According to Sheriff Mitchell, alcohol was involved.

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