Roanoke City has released the audio of it’s dispatcher’s call to the Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office dispatch. This confirms information that was released previously.
If you listen, you can hear the “Oh, shit,” tone in the Franklin dispatcher’s voice as soon as the Roanoke dispatcher asks if they have a K9 unit in the city.
The Franklin News-Post has a partial transcript of Franklin Co. dispatch tapes with a conversation between the dispatcher and the Sheriff. While there is no mention of a BOL, she does ask him if someone should call Roanoke County and he says “No, let me call them” – which he never does. Note that, to get to either Roanoke City or Salem from his home in Boones Mill, Agee would have had to travel through Roanoke County. Yet Hunt maintains that he “did everything possible, with the information that we had at the time, to alert the appropriate authorities”.
In reality, it appears he did everything possible except for actually alerting the appropriate authorities.
Later, he complains about Salem PD not calling him back, saying “I don’t know what the hell is wrong with them.” Perhaps, if you had actually mentioned that it was urgent, you might have gotten a call back sooner. That usually helps if you want someone to call you back in a hurry.
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