Alex Barnes was a guest character in the FX series Justified fourth season episode, "Truth and Consequences". Barnes was a dirty FBI agent who was an accomplice to Detroit thug Mason Goines. He commits suicide by shooting himself in the head to avoid going to prison or facing the wrath of his mystery employers, shortly after divulging Eve Munro's location to Raylan Givens. Barnes was portrayed by guest star Josh Stamberg.
Not much is known about Barnes's background.
In "Truth and Consequences", he arrives at the house of Eve Munro. Raylan and Tim mistake him for someone after Eve, but he produces a legit FBI badge for them. Unbeknownst to the two, he is acting as a diversion for his partner Mason, so that he can capture Eve. At the Marshal's office, Barnes announces that his organization will be taking over the Thompson case. "The best thing you fellas can do is stay out of my way," he finishes with a smile before exiting the office. In the elevator, he calls Mason to make sure everything has went as planned. He appears at the gym when Raylan exits. Raylan notes that the only people that knew he would be at the gym were Tim and Eve. Barnes asks if Drew was in the gym, and believes that Raylan kept a lead from the FBI. Raylan knows of Barnes's dirtyness. Barnes raises his weapons, and has no intention of going to prison or facing the wrath of his mystery employers. Barnes tells Raylan where he can find Eve, before shooting himself in the head.
|Season four appearances|
|Hole in the Wall||Where's Waldo?||Truth and Consequences||This Bird Has Flown||Kin|
|Foot Chase||Money Trap||Outlaw||The Hatchet Tour||Get Drew|
|Decoy||Peace of Mind||Ghosts|