Bourbon County

Lexington man is indicted in shooting of two Paris men

A Lexington man was indicted on murder, assault and robbery charges Monday in connection with the September shooting of two men from Paris.

Darnell Eugene Farrier, 29, is accused of murdering Jerry Waugh and assaulting Jerrod Vice.

Farrier has pleaded not guilty in the case. His attorney, Craig Newbern, has said Farrier shot the men in self defense.

Both Waugh, 29, and Vice, 27, were found shot in the head inside a vehicle sitting in the middle of Kenton Street in Lexington on Sept. 19.

Vice told officers that planned to sell drugs to a man he knew only as "D." When D got into the car, he immediately shot Waugh and demanded money and a cell phone from Vice, according to an arrest warrant.

Vice told police he had talked with D on the phone earlier in the day, and police were able to identify that man as Farrier through cell phone records. When shown a photo of Farrier, Vice identified him as the shooter.

Farrier is scheduled to be arraigned in Fayette Circuit Court at noon Dec. 2.

He is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center on bond totalling $282,600.

In addition to the charges of murder, first-degree robbery and first-degree assault, Farrier was indicted on charges of marijuana possession and being a persistent felony offender.