Police arrest convicted felon in violent carjacking case

Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 5:21pm

Metro police on Wednesday arrested a convicted robber they believe is responsible for a daytime carjacking that led to the shooting of 30-year-old Jeffery Renfro.

Officers found Keith Lamont Farmer hiding in a closet at his mother’s home on Batavia Street Wednesday afternoon. They arrested Farmer, 24, for allegedly shooting Renfro in the chest, in the parking lot of a Clarksville Pike Phillips 66 Market on Aug. 1.

Surveillance camera footage, according to police, revealed Farmer allegedly approached the driver’s side of Renfro’s 1987 Chevrolet Caprice and shot Renfro in the chest. The victim was able to escape out of the passenger side door and run for help.

Police believe Farmer then allegedly jumped into the car and drove it a few miles before it got stuck in a ditch. He escaped into a wooded area, eluding police dogs and a police helicopter.

Detectives later developed Farmer as a suspect in the violent carjacking, and according to police Renfro identified him from a photo lineup as the man who shot Renfro. Farmer refused to answer detectives’ questions following his arrest, but they believe Farmer randomly chose Renfro as his victim. 

Police expect to charge Farmer with especially aggravated robbery as well as serve him with an outstanding warrant for telephone harassment against a former girlfriend. Police said he received a seven-year sentence on robbery and gun possession convictions in January 2006. 

4 Comments on this post:

By: Loner on 8/11/11 at 6:10

Disgusting...the perp should never be released to live with actual human beings; this young man is a wild animal and needs to be caged for a long, long time.

By: girliegirl on 8/11/11 at 7:49

so............if he'd SERVED the full term of his sentence, none of this would have happened.... possibly, but at least not right NOW.

By: Writeman on 8/11/11 at 8:03

Right girligirl...today's prison's might as well be equipped with those swinging saloon doors of the Wild West...

By: cjbwhite1 on 8/11/11 at 9:47

Just give him the chair and don't wet the sponge.