NWGA Scanner | August 18th, 2021

Three men charged in connection with Adairsville man found murdered in Whitfield County, GBI investigating

UPDATE: Christopher Napoleon Barrett II, 35, was transported back from McMinn County, Tennessee, and booked into the Whitfield County Jail Thursday, charged by the GBI with murder- nonfamily, gun, theft by taking auto felony, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and felony probation violation. UPDATE: According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Barrett was recently released from Hays State Prison after serving time for an armed robbery conviction in Whitfield County. Barrett has lengthy criminal history dating back to 2001 including convictions of felony theft, escape, felony fleeing police, armed robbery, etc.

According to District Attorney Bert Poston, three individuals are involved in a missing person investigation turned murder investigation. In a statement on Thursday from the GBI, The GBI said they were requested by the Adairsville Police Department to assist with a missing person investigation. David Casler-Tyrrell was reported missing by a family member after Mr. Casler-Tyrrell did not return home from his job in Whitfield County, Georgia. The investigation revealed that Mr. Casler-Tyrrell was the victim of foul play that occurred in Whitfield County and resulted in his death. Andrew Issac Connor, 19, of Tunnel Hill, was charged Friday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) with misdemeanor willful obstruction of law officers and concealing the death of another. Connor is also charged with felony probation violations. According to District Attorney Bert Poston, Darious Daquan-Martinez Knight, 19, of Tunnel Hill, was also scheduled in the court Tuesday for a drug charge and probation violation. Knight was charged on Tuesday with concealing the death of another. The third person is Christopher Napoleon Barrett II, who was taken into custody in McMinn County, Tennessee. Poston said a murder warrant was issued Tuesday. Anyone with information about this investigation is encouraged to contact the GBI at (706) 624-1424. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling (800) 597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.