By having to serve at least 30 months of two concurrent 10 year sentences in a detention center, 20-year-old Jack Barfield IV will lose a minimum of more than two years of his freedom for the 2005 deaths of Ginger and Garrett Reagin and the serious injury he caused to James Mock.
As part of his sentence, Barfield also will have to perform 200 hours of community service while also spending 20 years on probation. Equally important, he’s been ordered by Judge A. Ronnie Rahn to speak to area teens about the consequences of driving a pickup like it’s a loaded weapon.
Hopefully, Barfield can convince those who might be tempted to speed or drive recklessly that our roads are dangerous and the consequences can be devastating. And if he manages that, then at least a positive will have come from an event which has brought so much heartbreak to two families.
Bryan County News
April 4, 2006