Ozark Fire Chief Charged with 2nd Degree Assault

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

According to Butler County Sheriff, Kenny Harden, Barfield and his alleged girlfriend, 45-year-old Lori Campbell, were in an altercation in Georgiana Saturday night.

During that time, Barfield and Campbell were wrestling with a gun that belonged to Campbell.

The firearm went off and struck Campbell’s 16 year old daughter on the left side of her waist.

The girl was taken to a local hospital and later treated and released in Montgomery.

Campbell is also being charged with 2nd degree assault.

Barfield has been released on a 10-thousand dollar bond.

He has been placed on paid administrative leave.


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  • by dh Location: dale county on Apr 12, 2011 at 05:09 PM
    we all need to pray for all families involved ..and that the best thing for all involved is taken into consideration..we can't judge anyone..GOD will do that!
  • by snowman on Apr 3, 2011 at 08:15 AM
    I think the ABI needs to come in. Right or wrong it will be looked at by out side eyes.
  • by WHO U KNOW Location: OZARK on Apr 3, 2011 at 07:52 AM
    DEMPSEY HAS BEEN DOING THIS FOR A LONG TIME YES A LONG TIME THE DRINKING AND THE CHEATING IS NOTHING NEW THAT IS JUST LIKE ALL OF THE STUFF THAT GOES DOWN IN OZARK ALABAMA SO THE CHILD IS FINE AND THE MOTHER NEED TO BE IN OR ON THE WAY TO JAIL AND STAY AND DEMPSEY NEED TO BE LOCKED UP FOR ALL THE STUFF HE HAVE DONE TO CAUSE THEY BOTH PUT THAT CHILD LIFE IN DANGER. NOW HOW DO YOUR WIFE FEEL ABOUT THAT. IF IT WAS ME I WOULD BE LIKE MY LAWYER WILL BE SENTING YOU THE PAPER....
  • by BECKY on Mar 31, 2011 at 05:31 AM
    To make matters worse, the child that was shot was the daughter of a long time employee of the fire department.
  • by sonya Location: ozark on Mar 30, 2011 at 02:11 PM
    To-- here we go again--AMEN!to-SJG--AMEN!To clti---You were not there either...were you? To parent who cares--AMEN!!!!! mOST OF OZARK KNOWS HE IS IN THE CLICK
  • by Parent Who Cares Location: Ozark on Mar 29, 2011 at 10:03 PM
    I totally agree. I think all agree, who know Dempsey that alcohol was involved, as it was in the past incident 30 months ago, in the city of ozark. Many wonder if he would not have played the I am the fire chief of ozark CARD, would there have been more charges? If it were a regular, other citizen, probably? In any job a person holds, their character is held to a certain moral code, but most definitely when you represent a City. We have a new Mayor in office this time, and I wonder if this will be politics, as usual....OR will he step up to the plate? and yes, thank goodness another family did not have to lose a child, over such reckless behavior.
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      by clti on Mar 30, 2011 at 07:06 AM in reply to Parent Who Cares
      if you know Dempsey so well, take a look at the photo; alcohol was not an issue and wtvy did not air the whole story! READ RICKY STOKES NEWS. watch your on skeletons and those you may not be aware that your husband has! worry about yourself! your husband wont ever be fire chief regardless if Dempsey is there or not....Give it a rest! The real story is that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time! This was Not his fault and he did Not fire any shots! He may have prevented a death! I sure hope you idots never serve on a jury because you would convict people before you ever heard the story! Read more at Ricky Stokes News before you hang a man at the wrong place at the wrong time......and by the way, I guess you must have been witnesses to know alcohol was involved? No. you wasnt. You just talking out both sides of your mouths.....
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        by SJG on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:16 AM in reply to clti
        Ricky Stokes Dempsey Barfield is about the same type person. Who cares what Ricky has put on his website- he is someone who is all the time trying to stir up trouble. Anyone who knows Dempsey knows he is nothing but a drunk that has now lost everyone in his life that has ever helped him out and gotten him out of trouble... He has done more in the past that should have NEVER been covered up but was... Now maybe since he has messed up somewhere other than Dale COunty with his drinking maybe he will really get what any other person with these charges would get. Time is up for him he can not be covered up anymore for all the wrong he has caused! It is time for him to pay the price!
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      by gsj on Mar 30, 2011 at 10:27 AM in reply to Parent Who Cares
      And to the Parent who cares: You have made a good point! I am so glad some people can see past the FIRE CHIEF position and see how he really is!
  • by Here We Go Again on Mar 29, 2011 at 08:10 PM
    I'm know Alcohol was involved. Thank goodness the young lady that was shot, is okay. Maybe our small town politics in Ozark, can't sweep this under the rug,(like in Sept. 2008)since it happened in Butler County. "Look carefully then how you walk, Live purposefully and worthily and accurately; not as the witless,but as wise, sensible, intelligent people" Ephesians 5:15
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      by pts on Mar 30, 2011 at 03:35 PM in reply to Here We Go Again
      Matt 7:2-4 "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged [if we judge with an evil heart or dark intent, His judgment of us will reflect it; if we judge nobly with honesty and justice, His judgment of us will reflect that, too], and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
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        by Here We Go Again on Mar 30, 2011 at 05:12 PM in reply to pts
        AMEN!!!
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