Charles Franklin Barnes is a Florida man who has been found convicted for the fraud of voting and related charges. Barnes has been accused of casting more than one ballot. The news has been confirmed by the Sumter County Sheriff’s office. Barnes and his wife have been identified by the police. They are currently residing at The Village, a retirement community located northwest of Orlando. He is identified to be the fourth resident of The Village. Barnes has been arrested on the suspicion of voter fraud. The fraud was first noted by The Villages-News.
Charles Franklin Barnes Wiki
Charles Franklin Barnes was born in 1957 and he is 64 years old living in Callahan Villas, The Villages, Florida. He is a married man and his wife’s name is Denise Mellott Barnes. Barnes owned a business in Milford, Connecticut. The sources shown in the papers of the registered business in Connecticut show that he was involved in a business with his father, Charles Barnes Sr. They together owned a company called Accurate Neon Supply, Incorporated. The company was registered with the state in 1992 and was later dissolved in 1997. The records show that Barnes operated the business from his home in Milford.
Currently, Charles Franklin Barnes is the fourth resident of The Villages who is now arrested on the suspicion of casting more than one voter ballot during 2020 elections. As per the sources, a few other names like Jay Ketcik, 63, Joan Halstead, 71, and John Rider, 61, were also arrested in December last year. However, all three pleaded not to be guilty in their respective cases. Barnes was arrested on 4th January by the deputies of Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
The arrest came in contact with the Wildwood Police Department. The investigator wrote that Barnes was warranted with the arrest warrant for possible voter fraud which is a third-degree felony in Florida. Barnes was taken into custody by the Sumter County Detention Center “without incident”. He was given a bond amount of $2,000. The affidavit also included the name of Barnes’ wife, Denise Barnes, who paid the cash for the bond. Barnes was later released about 4.5 hours after he was arrested.
The affidavit has not yet clarified in which election he was accused of casting more than one ballot. Based on the voter registration it was the time of the 2020 elections when he committed more than one ballot. Barnes was registered to vote in Florida in October 2019 but was not authorized as a Democrat or Republican. He is not affiliated with any of the political parties. On the other hand, his wife was registered to vote in Florida in February 2021 as a Democrat. According to the sources, Barnes and his wife purchased a single-family home in The Villages in 2015. Their home is in the Callahan Villas and they made a payment of around $170,100 for the property, as shown by the records.
Charles Franklin Barnes Biography
|Charles Franklin Barnes
|Age (as of 2022)
|The Villages, Florida, USA
|Charles Barnes Sr.
|Who is his wife?
|Denise Mellott Barnes
Barnes was also registered to vote in Connecticut in 2020.
The sources have not cleared yet where the investigators believe Charles Franklin Barnes may have cast an extra ballot. But, in investigations, it has been revealed that he focused on his home in the state of Connecticut. Barnes also owned property there and according to WKMG-TV, Barnes was also officially registered to vote in Connecticut in 2020. And according to the sources, after this news, Barnes is no more registered to vote in Connecticut. His name now doesn’t come up in searches of the Connecticut Secretary of State’s Website. For now, it is unclear how much time Barnes and his family spent in Connecticut. But according to the Sumter County Property records, Barnes’s mailing recorders and addresses show that he is situated in Milford, Connecticut.
According to the property records in Milfort, which is now available online, Barnes Milford house is a 2-bedroom house with one bathroom. The records show that Barnes and his wife have owned the house since 1990. The Connecticut Business records also show that Barnes Sr. is currently running a business on his own and the company is called Barney’s Sign Services. The address of the company associated with Barney’s Sign Services is the same as that of Barney’s Sign & Crane in which Barnes has been listed as the owner. Barnes could face up to five years behind bars if it is proved that he was involved in the voter fraud, as reported by the sources.