If a Judge tries to get you off the ballot............take care of him........
Hello, I am James Richard Bartee, Jr. and I am running as a Republican candidate for SHERIFF of Oconee County, SC.
A former U.S. Secret Service agent campaigning to be a sheriff in South Carolina is facing charges for allegedly plotting to kidnap a retired judge.
James Bartee, a 54-year-old running for sheriff in Oconee County, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with solicitation to commit a felony after authorities said he tried to pay someone to abduct former judge James Williams Jr., who is trying to get Bartee removed from the ballot for sheriff.
Bartee was released on $10,000 bond today but will lose his passport as he is considered a flight risk, according to local media reports. After his bond hearing, Bartee denied the accusations and told reporters that the "truth will come out."
According to audio recordings cited in the arrest warrant, Bartee allegedly plotted for several days with the unidentified potential kidnapper until his arrest.
State authorities said they launched the investigation in response to a request by Oconee County's current sheriff.
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