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FBI Recovers Agent’s Stolen Handgun, But Badge And Credentials Still Missing

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI has recovered a handgun stolen from an agent’s vehicle in San Francisco over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Times reports that authorities tracked down the gun using surveillance cameras in the area of the theft.

But the agent’s badge and credentials are still missing.

One person was arrested in connection with the stolen handgun, which was reported stolen sometime between 12:30 p.m. and 12:40 p.m. Sunday.

The recovered gun was identified as a .-40-caliber Glock 27.

Ex-Secret Service Gets 5 Years for Plot of Kidnap Judge

Correction: The original story said that James Bartee pleaded guilty. He was actually convicted by a Oconee County jury in 2013. 
 
Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

James Bartee, a former Secret Service agent, wanted so much to be sheriff that he was allegedly was willing to pay an informant to kidnap a former judge who was going to challenge his credentials for the sheriff position, the Associated Press reports.

The 55-year-old, who spent more than two decades with the U.S. Secret Service, was running for Oconee County sheriff when authorities said he was concerned a former judge would reveal during a hearing that Bartee didn’t have the qualifications for the top law enforcement position.

Bartee ended up allegedly paying an informant to kidnap the former judge.

He was found guilty of solicitation to commit a felony and sentenced to five years in prison and five years of probation.