He was arrested and initially charged with two counts of aggravated assault but last week a Fort Bend County “pick-a-pal” grand jury “no-billed” Kyle Barnhill, thus dismissing all charges against the accused murderer of 29-year old Calvin Wade “Bubba” Garrett and another individual whose name has not been reported by available media accounts.
On May 24th, 2015 the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s office issued a press release describing the Sheriff’s Deputies response to reports of stabbings in the 14000 block of Willie Melton in Kendleton at around 1:30 AM on Sunday, 5/24/2015:
“Subsequent investigation revealed that two male victims, ages 34 and 29, were stabbed during an altercation over loud music playing following a Memorial Day BBQ at their residence. The first victim (age 34) was treated at a Katy area Hospital and released with non –life threatening wounds to the leg.
The second victim (age 29) was transported via private vehicle by the suspect to an Emergency Care Facility in Sugar Land and was then transported via Life Flight to the Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition as of the time of this Press Release.
The suspect, Kyle Barnhill, was detained with the assistance of the Sugar Land Police Department and ultimately arrested. Barnhill is currently in custody at the Fort Bend County Jail for two counts of Aggravated Assault with No Bond set as of this time.
After Garrett later died of his wounds, one of the two aggravated assault charges against Barnhill was upgraded to murder.
The gofundme account of Garrett describes him as a 29-year old pipeliner who was stabbed in the chest and neck—which resulted in a cut to a major artery —in the early morning of May 24, 2015.
However, after an investigation by the Fort Bend Sheriff’s Office and the Fort Bend District Attorney’s Office showed evidence that Barnhill acted in self-defense because he believed that serious bodily injury or death was imminent, a Fort Bend County grand jury “no-billed” Barnhill, thus dismissing the charges against him.
Sources within the County are skeptical of the self-defense claim, wondering how Barnhill’s grabbing a knife as he left his trailer to confront a few people playing loud music over a Memorial Day weekend BBQ qualifies as self-defense.
Especially when you look at his photo:
Source: Fort Bend Star
But there’s no doubt about the grand jury foreman who signed the form:
That’s the signature of Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen serving as grand jury foreman in fellow Missouri City resident Judge James Shoemake’s 434th Judicial Court.
Calvin Wade Garrett was legally blind?
From Garrett’s gofundme page:
“He was going blind but that never stopped him from doing anything…”