Read the story by Amy Matzke-Fawcett here.
Here’s the statement from Virginia State Police:
“The investigation stemmed from an August 2011 request by Special Prosecutor Michael R. Doucette of Lynchburg, to examine the actions of then Sheriff Hunt on or about May 30, 2011,” according to a news release from the Virginia State Police. “Specifically, whether Hunt’s actions or inaction, related to a series of crimes committed by Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonathan Agee, constitute a violation of law.”
Recall, Hunt told his dispatchers not to issue a be-on-the-lookout for Agee after he’d heard that Agee had threatened to kill his wife and took off in his county vehicle.
Instead, Hunt tried to call Agee himself and left a voicemail message for Salem Police to call him back.
By the time they did, Agee was in Roanoke, allegedly shooting and killing his ex-wife, Jennifer Agee, outside a convenience store in front of their young daughter. This
Did Hunt’s actions (or inactions) in case constitute a crime? Tell us what you think in the comments below.