FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Facial Recognition

Ask The Expert

Roger Rodriguez

Manager of Image Analytics

Roger served over 20 years with the NYPD, where he spearheaded the NYPD’s first dedicated facial recognition unit. The unit has conducted more than 8,500 facial recognition investigations, with over 3,000 possible matches and approximately 2,000 arrests. Roger’s enhancement techniques are now recognized worldwide and have changed law enforcement’s approach to the utilization of facial recognition technology.

Top News

S.C. Sheriff Candidate Charged with Planning Kidnapping of Judge

May 31, 2012  | 

Photo: BarteeForSheriff.com
Photo: BarteeForSheriff.com

The race for sheriff in Oconee County, S.C., took a bizarre turn Wednesday with the arrest of Republican candidate James Bartee for trying to hire someone to kidnap a retired S.C. circuit judge. Bartee is one of four candidates competing June 12 to be the Republican nominee in November for Oconee County sheriff.

The former Secret Service agent's qualification for the office was challenged by retired S.C. Circuit Judge James C. Williams Jr. Williams, who is supporting another candidate, had sued to get Bartee off the ballot, arguing Bartee is not a "certified law enforcement officer" under S.C. law and therefore can't run for sheriff, reports The State.

A court hearing was to have been held Wednesday on the case in Anderson. The hearing was underway when Bartee was arrested by State Law Enforcement Division agents at the courthouse, according to The Independent Mail of Anderson.

Bartee was charged with "solicitation to commit a felony." According to the arrest warrant, Bartee tried to "encourage and solicit an individual" to kidnap Williams. He allegedly gave that individual money to purchase items needed in the kidnapping. SLED said evidence includes audio of the solicitation.

Read the full The State story.


Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Random @ 6/2/2012 12:56 AM

I have a feeling that the judge that presides over this case will not be sympathetic.

Fed Cop @ 6/7/2012 7:26 AM

Can we say "What a Dumb A**!" Wonder if he's one of the Obama SS group looking for a new job?

AM @ 5/26/2014 11:10 AM

I personally know the Special Agent involved and he was set-up as he refused to get out of the Sheriff's race. If you know anything about Southern politics, you would look further than your local newspaper for evidence of a crime here. Hopefully, you who are commenting here aren't arresting people with trumped up, tainted evidence including a wiretap with no original tape available. The guy is innocent and was punished for opening his mouth when more than $505,500 went missing in confiscated drug monies at the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.

Check your facts before you condemn another LEO especially one this honest, and ethical.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

5 Killed in Washington State Mall, Suspect at Large
Police searched Saturday for a gunman authorities said opened fire in the makeup...
Trump Wants to Bring Back Stop and Frisk
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, in remarks at an African-American...
All CA Agencies Must Begin Tracking Use-of-Force Injuries
All 800 police departments in California must begin using a new online tool launched...
Video: Man Braves Charlotte Riots to Hug Officers
A man who travels to cities rocked by anti-police protests after officer-involved...
Video: Scott Family Releases Cellphone Footage Taken During Fatal Charlotte OIS
The video, taken by Scott's wife, does not clearly show the exact moment he was shot by...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine