Jeremy Barfield of Altha is behind bars in the Calhoun County jail facing charges of armed burglary of a structure, grand theft, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Barfield is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Michael Harmon of Altha was charged with principal to commit burglary and met his bond of $5000 and released from jail.
On May 2, Captain Adam Terry of the Blountstown Police Department received information that Jeremy Barfield was attempting to sell three firearms. Capt. Terry discovered that the firearms Barfield were attempting to sell had been stolen earlier in the day from a shop at a residence off of NW CR 287 in Clarksville. The home owner was not yet aware of the burglary.
A joint investigation between the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Blountstown Police Department ensued.
The case led investigators to the residence of Melissa Ridley, girlfriend of Jeremy Barfield. Ridley subsequently turned over the stolen guns and ammo which Barfield had hidden in her attic. Barfield was brought in for questioning and admitted to the burglary.
Barfield implicated Michael Harmon who later admitted to driving Barfield to the residence in Clarksville.
During the course of the investigation, ti was discovered that Barfield was also in possession of some tools that were stolen from Panhandle Machine and Supply in Blountstown.