Sheriff Mike Hunt Indicted for Murder

Sheriff Mike Hunt Indicted for Murder

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Misconduct in Office

Bath, SC

#1 Apr 8, 2012
Mike Hunt acts like a part-time sheriff who we are paying over $93,000 per year who wants to be a full-time firefighter in Clearwater. This criminal should be charged with misconduct in office, obstruction of justice and misuse of county government property. He was indicted by the Aiken Grand Jury for murder after they found probable cause to charge him.
Solicitor

Bath, SC

#2 Apr 8, 2012
Former Solicitor Barbara Morgan stated in the true bill indictment that Mike Hunt killed Thomas Joel Lewis willfully and with malice aforethought against the laws of the State of South Carolina after unloading his Ruger 9mm pistol on him in the woods. Aiken County has the distinction of being the only county in South Carolina with a criminal sheriff who has been indicted for murder.
Criminal Sheriff

Bath, SC

#3 Apr 9, 2012
Former Solicitor Barbara Morgan stated, "that Michael Hunt did in Aiken County...felonlously, wilfully and with malice aforethought, KILL on Thomas Joel Lewis a/k/a Thomas Poindexter by means of SHOOTING him with a Ruger 9mm pistol and that the said VICTIM died as a proximate result thereof." Further the Aiken Grand Jury, a group of 18 citizens of his peers, found probable cause to directly indict our current sheriff, Mike Hunt. Just because he was not prosecuted doesn't mean that he's innocent of murder, just that a jury has not yet found him guilty. There is no statute of limitations for murder in South Carolina.
Charlie

Bath, SC

#5 Apr 14, 2012
Why do we have so many sheriff deputy cars riding around Aiken and North Augusta. The sheriff's office in overfunded at over $10,000,000. We need a new sheriff in Aiken and someone who knows how to control their budget. Budget increases of $500,000 to $700,000 per year is unacceptable. Mike Hunt is a crazy dishonest sheriff.
jon

Bath, SC

#6 Apr 15, 2012
Criminal Sheriff wrote:
Former Solicitor Barbara Morgan stated, "that Michael Hunt did in Aiken County...felonlously, wilfully and with malice aforethought, KILL on Thomas Joel Lewis a/k/a Thomas Poindexter by means of SHOOTING him with a Ruger 9mm pistol and that the said VICTIM died as a proximate result thereof." Further the Aiken Grand Jury, a group of 18 citizens of his peers, found probable cause to directly indict our current sheriff, Mike Hunt. Just because he was not prosecuted doesn't mean that he's innocent of murder, just that a jury has not yet found him guilty. There is no statute of limitations for murder in South Carolina.
Mike Hunt is the only sheriff in the history of South Carolina to be indicted for murder. He is a criminal and a black eye for the law abiding folks of Aiken County.
Brenda

Bath, SC

#7 Apr 16, 2012
Criminal Sheriff wrote:
Former Solicitor Barbara Morgan stated, "that Michael Hunt did in Aiken County...felonlously, wilfully and with malice aforethought, KILL on Thomas Joel Lewis a/k/a Thomas Poindexter by means of SHOOTING him with a Ruger 9mm pistol and that the said VICTIM died as a proximate result thereof." Further the Aiken Grand Jury, a group of 18 citizens of his peers, found probable cause to directly indict our current sheriff, Mike Hunt. Just because he was not prosecuted doesn't mean that he's innocent of murder, just that a jury has not yet found him guilty. There is no statute of limitations for murder in South Carolina.
Is the DA going to prosecute and take this criminal to trial for this case of alleged murder?
Luke

Bath, SC

#8 Apr 18, 2012
TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRAT

Mike Hunt just has a high school degree and we're paying this uneducated SOB $100,000 per year to be our sheriff while he spends most of his time at the Clearwater Fire Department. Also, Mike Hunt is not a Republican as evidenced by his tax and spend conduct/record over the last 10 years. Every year he wants more money to run the sheriff's office now topping over $15,000,000 (1/3 of Aiken County's entire General Fund), he supported every proposed tax increase to include the local sales option tax, increases in our property taxes, etc. He's nothing more than a tax and spend Democrat (a so-called Republican in sheep's clothing). This guy is a liar, criminal and no-good bum. He even took money from the good folks in Graniteville which they should have received to buy more cop cars which he didn't even need. Too many deputy cars in Aiken County given the actual low crime rate we experience. This man is a tax and spend Democrat and represents a cancer out of control leading our sheriff's department - look at his record. This moron can't even keep track of his illegal throw down gun which was left unsecured in his car and then stolen. He should have been charged with failure to secure his firearm for this incident. Thank God they indicted this criminal for murder which was absolutely justified since he unloaded all rounds from his Ruger 9mm when he was alleged to have committed the murder of Thomas Lewis.
Canalejo

Bath, SC

#9 Apr 18, 2012
Criminal Sheriff wrote:
Former Solicitor Barbara Morgan stated, "that Michael Hunt did in Aiken County...felonlously, wilfully and with malice aforethought, KILL on Thomas Joel Lewis a/k/a Thomas Poindexter by means of SHOOTING him with a Ruger 9mm pistol and that the said VICTIM died as a proximate result thereof." Further the Aiken Grand Jury, a group of 18 citizens of his peers, found probable cause to directly indict our current sheriff, Mike Hunt. Just because he was not prosecuted doesn't mean that he's innocent of murder, just that a jury has not yet found him guilty. There is no statute of limitations for murder in South Carolina.
Why did we spend so much money pulling a jury for this case? Aiken County taxpayers paid about 150 potential juries in order to seat the jury in this case. Mike Hunt was indicted for murder, he should have been tried by a jury of his peers. This whole incident should be fully investigated by the SC Attorney General's Office. Why do we have a sheriff who owes his freedom to the solicitor. The sheriff and solicitor (two separate constitutional public officials) should be completely independent of each other. Public official corruption at the highest level in Aiken County.
Canalejo

Bath, SC

#10 Apr 18, 2012
The jury selection process alone cost Aiken County taxpayers at least $5,000. Why would Aiken County elect a man to be sheriff if he was indicted for murder? How many 9mm rounds did he pump into Thomas Lewis? Who witnessed this murder? Why was Mike Hunt the only law enforcement officer to be indicted for murder? What was the evidence presented to the Aiken Grand Jury which convinced them to directly indict Mike Hunt for 1st degree murder?
Ray

Aiken, SC

#11 Apr 19, 2012
Luke wrote:
TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRAT
Mike Hunt just has a high school degree and we're paying this uneducated SOB $100,000 per year to be our sheriff while he spends most of his time at the Clearwater Fire Department. Also, Mike Hunt is not a Republican as evidenced by his tax and spend conduct/record over the last 10 years. Every year he wants more money to run the sheriff's office now topping over $15,000,000 (1/3 of Aiken County's entire General Fund), he supported every proposed tax increase to include the local sales option tax, increases in our property taxes, etc. He's nothing more than a tax and spend Democrat (a so-called Republican in sheep's clothing). This guy is a liar, criminal and no-good bum. He even took money from the good folks in Graniteville which they should have received to buy more cop cars which he didn't even need. Too many deputy cars in Aiken County given the actual low crime rate we experience. This man is a tax and spend Democrat and represents a cancer out of control leading our sheriff's department - look at his record. This moron can't even keep track of his illegal throw down gun which was left unsecured in his car and then stolen. He should have been charged with failure to secure his firearm for this incident. Thank God they indicted this criminal for murder which was absolutely justified since he unloaded all rounds from his Ruger 9mm when he was alleged to have committed the murder of Thomas Lewis.
If he always wants to increase my taxes I don't want him.
Myers

Aiken, SC

#12 Apr 22, 2012
Luke wrote:
TAX AND SPEND DEMOCRAT
Mike Hunt just has a high school degree and we're paying this uneducated SOB $100,000 per year to be our sheriff while he spends most of his time at the Clearwater Fire Department. Also, Mike Hunt is not a Republican as evidenced by his tax and spend conduct/record over the last 10 years. Every year he wants more money to run the sheriff's office now topping over $15,000,000 (1/3 of Aiken County's entire General Fund), he supported every proposed tax increase to include the local sales option tax, increases in our property taxes, etc. He's nothing more than a tax and spend Democrat (a so-called Republican in sheep's clothing). This guy is a liar, criminal and no-good bum. He even took money from the good folks in Graniteville which they should have received to buy more cop cars which he didn't even need. Too many deputy cars in Aiken County given the actual low crime rate we experience. This man is a tax and spend Democrat and represents a cancer out of control leading our sheriff's department - look at his record. This moron can't even keep track of his illegal throw down gun which was left unsecured in his car and then stolen. He should have been charged with failure to secure his firearm for this incident. Thank God they indicted this criminal for murder which was absolutely justified since he unloaded all rounds from his Ruger 9mm when he was alleged to have committed the murder of Thomas Lewis.
Aiken is the only county in South Carolina who has a sheriff who was indicted for murder.
Jim Vause

Aiken, SC

#13 Apr 22, 2012
My name is Jim Vause. I am a candidate for Sheriff of Aiken County. I understand the outrage of the murder indictment, the total waste of taxpayers money, the fraud, the backroom deals, the arrogance of Hunt as well as some deputies, his corruption with video poker,his drunkenness,his skirt chasing, his destruction of innocent careers of those who stood up to him, his DUI, his poor property book accountability of assets,(He's missing radios, guns etc.)his ignorance of dog fighting within the county,his misappropriations of Homeland Security funds, his benign neglect of his available resources that are of no expense to the tax payers, i.e. the Reserve Officer Program, The S.C. Constable Program and the local Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. He is owned by the good old boys and is only allowed to do what they tell him. My programs of Police Community Realations, tax dollar savings and my qualifications for running are clearly published at www.jimvauseforsheriff.org . I am the best qualified candidate in this race and I will take office oweing nothing to anyone.My tag line is " No more back room, cigar smoking, liquor drinking, deal making, back slapping, back stabbing, good old boy system. All that is dead........and I'm the undertaker.

On June 12th....we have two clear choices....me or Hunt. I don't think we can afford 4 more years of Mike Hunt.I am asking for your vote and the vote of your friends. I promise you........you'll be glad you voted for me.

Just to give you my basics. I am a retred U.S.Army Commander with 25 years of service and two tours of combat for my country. I have 35 years of law enforcement experience that covers four areas of expertise.I am a SLED certified high risk security company owner and a SLED certified CWP instructor. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and I am trying to finish one in Human Services.
My skeleton in the closet is that I got a 2 point speeding ticket in 1979.Please don't hold that against me.

Jim Vause
Candidate for Aiklen County Sheriff
Murtha

Aiken, SC

#14 Apr 23, 2012
Jim Vause wrote:
My name is Jim Vause. I am a candidate for Sheriff of Aiken County. I understand the outrage of the murder indictment, the total waste of taxpayers money, the fraud, the backroom deals, the arrogance of Hunt as well as some deputies, his corruption with video poker,his drunkenness,his skirt chasing, his destruction of innocent careers of those who stood up to him, his DUI, his poor property book accountability of assets,(He's missing radios, guns etc.)his ignorance of dog fighting within the county,his misappropriations of Homeland Security funds, his benign neglect of his available resources that are of no expense to the tax payers, i.e. the Reserve Officer Program, The S.C. Constable Program and the local Neighborhood Crime Watch Program. He is owned by the good old boys and is only allowed to do what they tell him. My programs of Police Community Realations, tax dollar savings and my qualifications for running are clearly published at www.jimvauseforsheriff.org . I am the best qualified candidate in this race and I will take office oweing nothing to anyone.My tag line is " No more back room, cigar smoking, liquor drinking, deal making, back slapping, back stabbing, good old boy system. All that is dead........and I'm the undertaker.
On June 12th....we have two clear choices....me or Hunt. I don't think we can afford 4 more years of Mike Hunt.I am asking for your vote and the vote of your friends. I promise you........you'll be glad you voted for me.
Just to give you my basics. I am a retred U.S.Army Commander with 25 years of service and two tours of combat for my country. I have 35 years of law enforcement experience that covers four areas of expertise.I am a SLED certified high risk security company owner and a SLED certified CWP instructor. I have a degree in Criminal Justice and I am trying to finish one in Human Services.
My skeleton in the closet is that I got a 2 point speeding ticket in 1979.Please don't hold that against me.
Jim Vause
Candidate for Aiklen County Sheriff
Don't forget that Hunt is a tax and spend Democrat. He has supported every proposed tax increase on our property and the local sales option tax. In addition his budget is out of control and even this year he is asking for an additional $700,000 which is completely unnecessary in our economy. He's wasting the financial resources which the Aiken County Council has blindly granted him and this is costing ALL of us too much in taxes. Take a close look at his budget history (both in operations of the agency and our detention center).
Hunter

Augusta, GA

#15 Apr 23, 2012
Misconduct in Office wrote:
Mike Hunt acts like a part-time sheriff who we are paying over $93,000 per year who wants to be a full-time firefighter in Clearwater. This criminal should be charged with misconduct in office, obstruction of justice and misuse of county government property. He was indicted by the Aiken Grand Jury for murder after they found probable cause to charge him.
Somewhat hypocritical to falsely charge Stephanie Kirkland and Mike Toole for bogus crimes lacking probable cause and the required criminal elements when he was indicted by the grand jury for murder. That is, the grand jury found there was probable cause that this criminal murdered Thomas Lewis. What a BS sheriff they have in Aiken County.
Hounddog Hunt

Aiken, SC

#16 Apr 24, 2012
Canalejo wrote:
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Why did we spend so much money pulling a jury for this case? Aiken County taxpayers paid about 150 potential juries in order to seat the jury in this case. Mike Hunt was indicted for murder, he should have been tried by a jury of his peers. This whole incident should be fully investigated by the SC Attorney General's Office. Why do we have a sheriff who owes his freedom to the solicitor. The sheriff and solicitor (two separate constitutional public officials) should be completely independent of each other. Public official corruption at the highest level in Aiken County.
Mike Hunt keeps his wife on one side of the county and his mistress on the other.
John

Augusta, GA

#17 Apr 26, 2012
Hounddog Hunt wrote:
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Mike Hunt keeps his wife on one side of the county and his mistress on the other.
Makes it hard to go vote for him given what we are hearing in North Augusta.
Bubba

Aiken, SC

#18 Apr 26, 2012
Murtha wrote:
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Don't forget that Hunt is a tax and spend Democrat. He has supported every proposed tax increase on our property and the local sales option tax. In addition his budget is out of control and even this year he is asking for an additional $700,000 which is completely unnecessary in our economy. He's wasting the financial resources which the Aiken County Council has blindly granted him and this is costing ALL of us too much in taxes. Take a close look at his budget history (both in operations of the agency and our detention center).
When is the local media going to start covering this race?
Robert

Aiken, SC

#20 Apr 27, 2012
Mike Hunt is a worthless piece of crap. When I had a problem with one of his deputies and tried to talk to him about it he hung the phone up on me. I wouldn't vote for him if he was running for city dog catcher. He's a low life worthless uneducated redneck who should have never been elected in the first place.
Punt Hunt

Bath, SC

#22 Apr 28, 2012
Misconduct in Office wrote:
Mike Hunt acts like a part-time sheriff who we are paying over $93,000 per year who wants to be a full-time firefighter in Clearwater. This criminal should be charged with misconduct in office, obstruction of justice and misuse of county government property. He was indicted by the Aiken Grand Jury for murder after they found probable cause to charge him.
PUNT HUNT in the June 12th Republican Primary
Mike Hunt is a TAX and SPEND Democrat!
1. He has supported all proposed property tax increases
2. He supported the local sales option tax
3. His budget has more than doubled since taking office
4. His budget is more than 15 million dollars per year
5. Every year he requests and wants more tax money
than recommended by our County Administrator
6. This year he requested an additional $700,000 of our tax money over and
above increases recommended by Clay Killian, our County Administrator
7. He’s been sued by more people than any other sheriff in Aiken County’s history
costing us, Aiken County taxpayers, thousands of dollars to defend and settle
PUNT HUNT in the June 12th Republican Primary
Drunk Sheriff

Bath, SC

#23 Apr 28, 2012
Hounddog Hunt wrote:
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Mike Hunt keeps his wife on one side of the county and his mistress on the other.
We also heard that he was a drunk and spends most of his time at the Clearwater Fire Department in the valley.

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