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Man Charged In Death of Former SC Sheriff

Associated Press

October 13, 2010

SPARTANBURG, S.C. — South Carolina authorities have charged a man arrested in Tennessee with murder in the death of a former sheriff.

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Charlie Snipes

Multiple media outlets reported that 82-year-old former Sheriff Charles Snipes was found dead at his used car lot in Spartanburg early Tuesday. Snipes was sheriff of Spartanburg County from 1961 to 1968.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger says an autopsy showed Snipes died from a blow to the head.

Authorities say 33-year-old Jeffrey Eugene Bailey of Spartanburg was arrested during a traffic stop in Erwin, Tenn., on Tuesday driving Snipes’ pickup truck.

Warrants accusing Bailey of murder and grand larceny were signed early Wednesday.

Bailey had been released from jail in Spartanburg on Monday after he had been charged with failure to register as a sex offender and for probation violations.


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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    He is caught. Now RIP Sheiff.

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    beejac

    over 3 years ago

    1424 Comments

    R.I.P. Sheriff.

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    Bryan33

    over 3 years ago

    206 Comments

    REST IN PEACE SHERIFF, GO IN PEACE

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10486 Comments

    Rest in peace Sheriff.

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    JessLnC89

    over 3 years ago

    392 Comments

    RIP sheriff

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    R.I.P. Sheriff. Good work by those involved in the capture !!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    RIP Sheriff

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    phoenixgirl

    over 3 years ago

    162 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sheriff Snipes and thank you to the LEOs who caught him

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    philfroggy

    over 3 years ago

    1564 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sheriff

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    RIP Sheriff...

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46028 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sheriff.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    RIP Sheriff glad they got the guy who did this.

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    BSPD88

    over 3 years ago

    2206 Comments

    Rest in Peace Sheriff.

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