Media Release: On Tuesday, August 17, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation obtained arrest warrants for Christopher Napolean Barrett II for Murder, Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon, and Felony Theft by Taking. Barrett, a 35-year-old Dalton resident, was found in possession of David Casler-Tyrrell’s vehicle in McMinn County, Tennessee. Barrett was in custody in Tennessee and was extradited to Georgia where he is being held at the Whitfield County Jail.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation also charged a third individual in the death investigation of Mr. Casler-Tyrrell. An arrest warrant was obtained for Darius Knight, a 19-year-old Dalton resident, for Concealing the Death of Another. Knight is being held at the Whitfield County Jail.
On Thursday, August 12, 2021, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation initiated a missing persons investigation at the request of the Adairsville Police Department. David Casler-Tyrrell was reported missing by a family member after Mr. Casler-Tyrrell did not return home from his job in Whitfield County, Georgia. The investigation revealed that Mr. Casler-Tyrrell was the victim of foul play that occurred in Whitfield County and resulted in his death.
The investigation of Mr. Casler-Tyrrell’s death is active and ongoing.