56-year old Barry Wilburn was charged with theft of property, possession of paraphernalia and crack cocaine with intent, and unlawful possession of a weapon when he was found unconscious at the Fairfield Hotel.
On September 2nd, James Preyer, general manager of the Fairfield Hotel located at 4760 Showcase Boulevard flagged down Memphis police officers in reference to an unresponsive male in room 316. Officers T. Mitchell, J. Crutcher. J. Yancey and J. Boyd walked with Preyer to the room and advised that they had to break the locks because the person would not answer the door. Officers and Preyer entered the room to find Barry Wilburn laying unresponsive on the bed with a crack pipe next to his left hand. A small white rock looking substance that appeared to be crack cocaine was on the bed near the crack pipe.
Officers located a black Taurus handgun on the nightstand which they secured before attempting to wake up Wilburn. Officer J. Yancey ran the serial number of the black Taurus handgun which showed it to be stolen in an auto burglary on June 6th. Officer J. Boyd completed a gun rights waiver on Wilburn. The crack cocaine was tested positive for cocaine using a Scott reagent field test and weighed 1.4 grams. Officers located a black ballistic vest, black digital scales, and 37 glass crack pipes were scattered over the room.
Barry Wilburn was arrested and charged with theft of property, possession of paraphernalia and crack cocaine with intent, and unlawful possession of a weapon. His bond was set at $10,000.