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Bradford Officer Accused Of Attempted Murder
news4jax.com ^ | 28 June 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 07/01/2011 6:59:06 PM PDT by smokingfrog

PALATKA, Fla. -- A Bradford County Sheriff's Office correctional officer who claimed he accidentally shot another correctional officer in the face Saturday evening is now charged with attempted first-degree murder, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.

Charles Hendrix, 50, told Putnam County deputies he was cleaning his Glock .40 caliber handgun at a Palatka home about 7:30 p.m. when the gun accidentally discharged, striking Lori Anne Jestes in the face.

Jestes was taken to Shands Medical Center in Gainesville with serious injuries. Deputies said she has improved to serious condition and is expected to recover.

Jestes told Putnam County Detective Robert Smith that Hendrix had been drinking and became physically agressive, punching the wall and pushing her. She said she was packing a bag to leave when he entered the room with the gun in his hand and said "I ought to just shoot you," then pointed the gun at her and fired.

Jestes told investigators that Hendrix did not render any aid after the shooting and she thought she was going to die.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Hendrix made suicidal statements while being questioned and was taken into custody for a mental evaluation, then was arrested and charged. He was being held without bond in the St. Johns County Jail.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; glock
Guess we can't blame the Glock after all.

Deputies: Officer Accidentally Shoots Colleague

1 posted on 07/01/2011 6:59:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

wonder how many civvies he beat up or robbed.

ex SWAT ninjya kook?


2 posted on 07/01/2011 7:03:36 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

He is a jail guard.


3 posted on 07/01/2011 7:35:50 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds a lot more plausible than the accidental discharge story.


4 posted on 07/01/2011 7:36:53 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: smokingfrog
when the gun accidentally discharged,

A gun, even a Glock, will not discharge
unless the bugger-hook pulls the bang-switch.

5 posted on 07/01/2011 7:41:37 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: MediaMole; DBrow; 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten; thefactor; West Texas Chuck; The Cajun; UnwashedPeasant; ...

ping


6 posted on 07/01/2011 7:47:02 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Sounds a lot more plausible than “an accidental discharge to the face.”

Even with a Glock.


7 posted on 07/01/2011 7:54:06 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: smokingfrog
Kind of what I thought.
8 posted on 07/01/2011 8:47:53 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: smokingfrog

Thanks- Wow! What a twist to the story!


9 posted on 07/01/2011 9:19:45 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: smokingfrog
There was an officer lauded as a "pistol expert" who shot and killed another in one of these gun-cleaning accidents in the revolver days.Personally I always thought it more likely it was an execution of a rival.

Surviving one of these gun cleaning accidents is oddly rare it seems to me.

10 posted on 07/01/2011 11:02:01 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: gaijin

No, a jail guard who apparently thought “if I can’t have her, no one will” was a legitimate justification for attempting to murder her.


11 posted on 07/02/2011 8:03:10 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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