Investigators spoke to several people at Taylor's Pub as well as Darren Barksdale's friends and neighbors to try to corroborate Mr. Barksdale's alibi for the time Annette Wyatt was killed.
These interviews are representative of all interviews conducted.
Jeremy Stevens is a bartender at Taylor's Pub.
• Detective S. Murphy
• Detective E. Parker
• Jeremy Stevens
Detective Murphy: Good evening, Mr. Stevens. Would you mind answering a few questions?
Jeremy Stevens: Of course.
Detective Murphy: Please state your name, address, and occupation for the record.
Jeremy Stevens: Jeremy Stevens, 403 South 5th Street, Oxford, Mississippi, bartender.
Detective Murphy: How long have you been bartending at Taylor's Pub?
Jeremy Stevens: Since February of last year. Good place, good people, not too many drunks, as you can see.
Detective Murphy: Do you remember most of your customers?
Jeremy Stevens: I know a lot of the regulars, sure. It’s part of my job.
Detective Parker: Does the name Darren Barksdale sound familiar?
Jeremy Stevens: The scotch on the rocks guy? What about him?
Detective Parker: Was he here on the night of September 15th?
Jeremy Stevens: Yeah, he dropped by around 10:00 p.m., when it got real busy. I only remember because he downed about eight drinks in one hour. Seemed kinda put out about something.
Detective Murphy: Did you talk to him at all?
Jeremy Stevens: When I asked, he said he got stood up by his girlfriend. It’s happened before, so I didn’t think too much of it.
Detective Parker: Do you know what time Mr. Barksdale left the pub that night?
Jeremy Stevens: He wanted to leave by 11:00 p.m., but I took his keys because he was in no shape to drive. Around 11:30 p.m., one of his friends at the pub took him home.
Detective Murphy: Do you know who that friend was?
Jeremy Stevens: Gin and tonic guy, last name Thomas. Eric Thomas, that’s right.
Detective Murphy: All right, thank you for your help, Mr. Stevens. We really appreciate it.
Jeremy Stevens: No problem. Want a drink before you go?
Detective Murphy: Maybe next time.