$2 million bond set for man charged in shooting of pregnant woman behind Dodge's Store


An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the arrest of a Selmer man, charged in the attempted murder of a McNairy County woman in Savannah, the TBI said today.

According to a TBI statement, at the request of 24th District Attorney General Matt Stowe, on July 4, agents joined investigators with the Savannah Police Department and Hardin County Sheriff’s Office in investigating a shooting in Savannah.

Shortly after 8 Wednesday night, Savannah police officers responded to a shooting call at Savannah Dodge’s Store on Wayne Road, where a female had been shot multiple times.

The woman is identified as Haley Lane Smith in a Hardin County General Sessions Court document. The affidavit of complaint by TBI Special Agent Brent Booth says the incident was recorded on the store’s security system and witnessed by several people on the property at the time of the shooting.

The TBI said the woman who was shot is currently being treated in a Memphis hospital.

Today, Lakeevan Mykel Barnes, 27, was arrested in McNairy County. He was charged with one count of attempted first degree murder, and booked into the Hardin County Correctional Facility, the TBI said.

Bond was set at $2 million.

Savannah Police Chief Michael Pitts this afternoon said the woman was shot approximately five times, is pregnant with twins and is listed as in “extremely critical condition.”

Smith was in a vehicle behind Dodge’s Store occupied by three other people when she was shot, but was the only one injured, he said.

Pitts said two other vehicles were involved in the incident, and that there may have been two shooters.

Authorities are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 1997 baby blue Mercury Grand Marquis with Tennessee license tag BWG-099.

Investigators are also seeking three “subjects of interest” – Denmark Atkins and Antonio Adams, both black males from Savannah, Pitts said, and Tana Camp, a white female from Savannah.

Additional arrests are anticipated, the TBI said.

Asked if Wednesday’s shooting is connected to Monday’s fatal shooting incident on Ryan Street in Savannah, Pitts said, “It’s hard to say at this time. We’re not ruling anything out at this time.”