Corrupt DA's exit leaves prosecutor's office ineffective and the people unprotected:
Jacqueline Perez was appointed interim district attorney for Caswell and Person counties following the abrupt resignation of District Attorney Wallace Bradsher, who is accused of defrauding the state through a scheme in which he and former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer allegedly hired each other’s wives for “no-show” positions.
Perez wrote in Barker’s dismissal that there was “insufficient evidence to warrant prosecution” because the state’s motion to continue the trial was denied. She added, “The district attorney’s office contacted the victim and he told the state he was not coming back to North Carolina to prosecute the case.”
Yes, this is the same guy who recently told the Latino reporter, "We're gonna burn you out, to me you're a n****r. Hey, we killed six million Jews the last time, eleven million (meaning undocumented immigrants) is nothing." He also applauded the guy who ran over Heather Heyer in Charlottesville. But to refresh your memory, here is what he did to get the felony aiding and abetting charge, which actually should have been conspiracy to commit murder:
As recounted in an affidavit filed by John T. Ray III, an investigator with the Caswell County Sheriff’s Office, the confrontation grew out of an ongoing dispute between Richard Dillon, a Loyal White Knights member from Indiana, and Hagen, over Hagen’s handling of a violent encounter with antiracists in Anaheim, Calif. earlier in 2016. Dillon had traveled to the Barker residence with David Winebrenner. Ray wrote that Winebrenner had gone out to their vehicle to fetch a beer for Dillon, and when he returned to the house he “noticed that the environment seemed hectic.” Dillon told Winebrenner to load up the vehicle and get ready to leave.
As previously reported in Triad City Beat:
“Dillon stated that Hagen and Barker began showing aggressive behaviors and that Barker was encouraging Hagen to fight Dillon,” Ray wrote in the affidavit. “Dillon advised that Barker continued this behavior and that Hagen eventually stood up and unsheathed a fixed-blade knife. Dillon stated that at this point he stood up and was stabbed by Hagen — two stab wounds to the upper chest area and one stab wound to the right thumb. Dillon advised that after being stabbed, he was able to fight off Hagen [and then] was struck by Barker’s fist.” Dillon said he was confronted by someone he didn’t know as he tried to fight his way towards the door.
Make no mistake, this man is incredibly dangerous, and he will end up killing somebody, probably sooner than later. If local law enforcement can't figure out a way to stop him, they need to call in state or federal authorities, no matter how embarrassing that would be.