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Four Charged with Burglarizing Dead Man’s Home

By 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

Weakley County, Tennessee - Four people were arrested and now face several charges related to the burglary of the home of a man killed in a May shootout.

According to the Weakley County Sheriff’s Department, Cameron Dale Kirby, 23, Christina Kay Barner, 22, Bradley Horner, 22, and Candice Michelle Kirby, 21. are all charged with aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated burglary, burglary and theft over $1,000.

They group allegedly stole items from the home of the late Oren Willis between Dresden and Palmersville. Willis was one of the two men who died in May after he and the other man reportedly shot at each other.

About two weeks after Willis’ death, the estate reported to authorities that someone entered the residence and stole clothing, belt buckles, scrap metal, a trailer and various other items. Part of the crime was reportedly caught on surveillance video and investigators said they have recovered several of the stolen items.

Cameron Dale Kirby and Chirstina Barner were also charged with aggravated burglary, theft over $1,000, violation of the Tennessee Meth Quarantine Act and conspiracy to violate that act after they allegedly entered a residence that was quarantined after investigators found a methamphetamine lab. The pair reportedly took everything in the house.

Investigators believe one of the people arrested in connection with that meth lab bust, Christopher Payne, told Barner to get some of his items from the house. Payne also is charged with conspiracy in connection with the incident.

The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department is continuing their investigation.