Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigators arrested Jeffrey Barnes on June 11th, while in custody at the Inyo County Jail, for attempted murder in connection with the May 23rd shooting in Lone Pine. On June 13thBarnes was arraigned and officially charged. Bail has been set at $770,000.
On May 23rd, Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted with a request for a deputy to conduct a welfare check on an individual who had not shown up to work. After responding to the residence on Post Street in Lone Pine, deputies discovered a male subject inside that was the victim of a shooting. The victim was transported to Southern Inyo Hospital and later flown out for further medical care. Evidence at the residence indicated that this was not self-inflicted.
Barnes is the only suspect facing charges in the May 23rd shooting at this time. This case is considered an open investigation so anyone with any information that can assist is urged to contact Inyo County Sheriff’s Office at 760-878-0383. You can remain anonymous.
Agencies assisting in the investigation include: Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Major Investigation and Narcotics Team (MINT), Bishop Police Department, Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.