Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 12 years, 6 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Edged weapon
Jailer James Bagwell was stabbed to death inside the old Greenville County Jail, located at 32 East Broad Street, at approximately 1:05 am.
He and another jailer were attempting to move an inmate from a cell with multiple prisoners into an individual cell when the man stabbed them both. The prisoner was being moved because he had complained of being sick.
The man was subdued inside the jail by another jailer and a Greenville City police officer who was in the jail at the time.
The subject was convicted of Jailer Bagwell's murder.
Jailer Bagwell had served with the Greenville County Jail for 18 months. He had previously served with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office for 11 years and the Liberty Police Department.