Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:42

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Outside Nightclub

Feb. 26, 2019 – A 39-year-old man pled guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the 2016 gang-related killing of another man outside of an airport-area nightclub, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Freddy Yarbor was sentenced to 15 years in prison without the possibility for parole. He also pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun and was sentenced to eight years. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
The settlement was approved by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.
The shooting occurred around 3:15 a.m. on Aug. 20, 2016, outside of Kitten’s Kabaret at 2882 Lamb Place near Democrat Road and Tchulahoma Road.
The victim, Jeromee White, 20, was shot multiple times when he approached a vehicle that had pulled up with Yarbor in the front passenger seat. As White got close, Yarbor began firing at him, leaving him dead in the parking lot of the club which is now closed.
A codefendant, Augusto Maceo-Columbie, 30, was indicted on charges of facilitation to commit first-degree murder. His case is pending.
The cases are being handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Carla Taylor and Chris Lareau of the DA’s Crime Strategies Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project Safe Neighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the Violent Crime Unit.