Thomas James Barton (Provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)
Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton was released from jail Friday afternoon. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -
Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton has been released from jail Friday afternoon.
A Warren County judge set a $350,000 bail Thursday for Barton, 60, who has asked to be released after a federal appeals court overturned his 2005 conviction in his wife's death during a botched burglary, court records show.
After being released from jail, Barton will be fitted for an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and be released on house arrest, according to Warren County Common Pleas Court.
Prosecutors say Barton hired men to stage a burglary to scare his wife, Vickie, into moving from their rural home to Springboro, near Dayton, to improve his chances of becoming police chief.