Hunter was the Sheriff of Harlan who has a hatred for the Crowder family, due to the fact that Henry Crowder raped and strangled Hunter's ten-year old niece. When Hunter couldn't find Henry he contacted Gio Reyes to help find him and in exchange he would allow the Miami drug cartel to run drugs through Harlan at a reduced price. After Henry was delivered to Hunter, Henry was executed and Hunter sent Bo Crowder to prison in order for Hunter to run the drug trade. It's because of those incidents, he was able to cut meth trafficking in half. While Hunter received a cut for his efforts the cartel called in the debt he owes for Henry and involves him in a plot to kill Raylan.
Hunter's first appearance is in the episode "The Lord of War and Thunder". Hunter stumbles upon a passed out Arlo Givens, who is sleeping on a couch at Stan Perkins house. Hunter finds out that Arlo had smashed all of Perkins stuff in the house due to him being late on his rent (Due to the fact Arlo owns the house that Stan has rented out). Hunter tries to get the two to make amends, but Stan ends up being kneed in the groin by Arlo, who tells Stan to pay his rent. Hunter then takes Arlo to jail because of his actions.
Hunter's next appearance is in the episode "Blind Spot". In this one, Hunter's role is larger than his previous appearance. Hunter and Raylan go to question Johnny Crowder, who Raylan believes was behind the previous shooting at Ava's place (Due to the fact that Bo wanted Ava dead). On the way to the bar, Hunter explains to Raylan that Henry Crowder raped his 10 year old niece and he's been after him ever since, and the Crowder family knows it. A seemingly enraged Hunter manages to get Johnny to lift up his shirt (with assistance from Raylan) to check for wounds, and although Raylan realizes it wasn't Johnny, Hunter pushes the issue. Later on, Hunter visits Red and Mr. Duke, the hitmen that were supposed to kill Raylan (Red being the one that Raylan had shot). Hunter tells Mr. Duke that they need to put Raylan down from a distance, but Mr. Duke said he was given very specific orders. Hunter shoots Mr. Duke dead, and tells Red the Miami cartel isn't going to like that the hired gun is killed, but they will give the cartel Raylan instead. Hunter and Red kidnap Ava as a way to lure Raylan into coming to find her. Hunter makes Raylan drop all of his weapons, and forces him to drive his police cruiser to follow the van with Ava. Hunter threatens to kill him if he sees any other Marshals. Hunter explains that the cartel gave him Henry Crowder a couple of years ago and they had him runs drugs through Harlan at a reduced price of what Bo was asking. He goes on to tell him that he recruited Red for the hit on Raylan and that Miami gave Mr. Duke the green light to tie up any loose ends, which included Hunter and that's why he killed him. Ava ends up freeing herself from her bonds and strangles Red causing them to swerve all over the road. Raylan takes advantage of the situation, and reaches back in the seat to disarm Hunter, breaking Hunter's wrist in the process. Hunter is then forced to handcuff himself to the steering well.
Due to Hunter's arrest, many of the criminals he had arrested were freed from prison, one of those being Bo Crowder.
Hunter's final appearance is in the episode "Veterans". Raylan visits him in prison to learn that while Bo was in prison, Arlo took over the collection and protection duties, but Arlo ran the business into the ground.
- Charlotte Rose Thomas: Niece, deceased
- Gio Reyes: Criminal associate
- Red: Accomplice
- Kelly Davis: Newly appointed Sheriff
|Season one appearances|
|Fire in the Hole||Riverbrook||Fixer||Long in the Tooth||The Lord of War and Thunder|
|The Collection||Blind Spot||Blowback||Hatless||The Hammer|
|Veterans||Fathers and Sons||Bulletville|