Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Columbia Shooting

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Man Charged With Attempted Murder In Columbia Shooting

CREATED Mar 27, 2014

COLUMBIA, Tenn. – A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting an acquaintance during an altercation in the driveway of a Columbia home Wednesday night.

"(Joseph Robertson) called (Kenya Yokley) a snitch and apparently (Yokley) didn't like it," homeowner Lacey Martin explained.

Joseph Robertson came to the home on Jamie Drive with a friend who knew both Lacey and her husband Kevin Martin. Kenya Yokley, another one of the couple's long time friends arrived later.

"You know he would come over, sit down watch movies with us," Lacey Martin said about their friendship. "I'd make him a plate of food just like everything was fine."

Columbia Police arrested Kenya Yokley around 10:45 a.m. Thursday. He was charged with attempted first degree murder for shooting Robertson around 11:50 p.m. Wednesday.

"(Robertson) went to get in the car on this side," Kevin Martin explained while opening the passenger door of the Chevy Tahoe. "That's when they started hitting him through the door."

There were at least seven bullet holes through the Tahoe alone; four through the passenger side door, one through the windshield and two on the driver side.

"I had a bleeding man crawl into me," Kevin Martin recalled as he opened his front door once the shots subsided, "praying to God and asking for help more or less."

Robertson's condition was not known.

Yokley is being held in the Maury County Jail on $600,000 bond.