Escambia Man Facing Up To Life In Prison For Shooting Sleeping Man

January 19, 2019

An Escambia County man is facing up to life in prison for shooting a sleeping man last year.

Barry Locklear III, was convicted by an Escambia County jury of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a Firearm. The jury also found Locklear to be in actual possession of a firearm, that he discharged the firearm and caused great bodily harm.

Locklear faces up to life in prison with a minimum mandatory prison sentence of 25 years. Circuit Judge Jan Shackelford set sentencing for February 21.

On January 27, 2018, Locklear was involved in an argument with the victim regarding Locklear’s girlfriend. Locklear pulled a gun and threatened the victim during the argument.

The victim walked away and went to sleep. Shortly thereafter, the victim woke up to Locklear shooting him. The victim was shot in the face, the chest and the arm. Locklear then fled the scene with the firearm.

He was apprehended on February 4, 2018, in possession of a firearm matching the description given to law enforcement the day of the shooting. He was captured at the corner of Pine Forest and Stratford Road, near the 5 Flags Speedway.

Locklear has several prior convictions including convictions for assault on a female, assault, communicating threats, sell or delivery of a controlled substance, breaking and/or entering, larceny after breaking and/or entering, possessing with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Locklear also has a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge that remains pending.


4 Responses to “Escambia Man Facing Up To Life In Prison For Shooting Sleeping Man”

  1. T Allen on January 22nd, 2019 2:15 am

    Knowing some of this Judge’s previous sentences she handed down, he will not get OUT this time for many many (if any) years.She does not play..She does not have a problem with giving a life sentence to violent criminals with repeated offenses and charges.Yes likely he will be moving to his new address for good .Bye bye

  2. David Huie Green on January 19th, 2019 4:45 pm

    Bad person. Bad shot. Probably a bad voter.

    Life in prison sounds reasonable.
    Hope it’s a short sentence too.

    David for proper lifespans

  3. Sam on January 19th, 2019 3:17 pm

    As usual, repeat offender.

  4. Will on January 19th, 2019 9:46 am

    Convicted by an Escambia County jury of attempted first degree premeditated murder with a firearm. He is a convicted felon with a violent history, he has done nothing but harm, and caused much pain and suffering by being a free man . With any justice he will be put away for the rest of his sorry life, then the pain and suffering will be his own.

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