By Mike Gangloff, Amanda Codispoti, and Janelle Rucker
The Roanoke Times
ROANOAKE, Va. — Almost a half-hour before Jennifer Carter Agee was shot to death on Memorial Day, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office was warned that her sheriff's deputy ex-husband had an assault rifle and was driving to Salem to kill her. But Sheriff Ewell Hunt told his dispatch center not to issue a "be on the lookout" alert to other law enforcement agencies, saying he would take care of the situation himself, according to a sheriff's office radio call log. Then the sheriff called the police department in Salem, where Jennifer Agee lived and where he apparently thought Deputy Jonathan Agee was headed.
"I thought I could get the fastest response by making personal contact," Hunt said Tuesday. Hunt failed to reach a Salem police supervisor.
911 call warned of Va. deputy’s deadly plan