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|Portrayed by||Luke Massy|
|First appearance||Hard Knox, Part 1|
|Date of death||2006|
|Home||Los Angeles, CA|
|Occupation||Criminal & Gang Leader|
Bartell was the leader of a Los Angeles gang.
As Knox and Matt Parkman are eating tacos together, Matt tries to convince Knox to leave the gang he is running with; which is headed by Bartell (who is called a "thug"). They part ways, and later the gang, in a room in an unknown location, are planning a job and selecting guns. When Knox mentions he wants to "sit this one out", Bartell doesn't comply. Bartell does a "confidence check" on each member (by holding a gun to their throats), except Knox, who begins sensing their fear, which allows the surprised Knox to effectively bend a steal crowbar into a pretzel. When no other gang member asks to skip out on the heist, Knox reluctantly agrees to participate.
Bartell confronts Knox about talking to a cop. Bartell begins punching him, and then threatens him with a gun. He then prepares to beat Knox up with a baseball bat, but Knox, empowered by the fear of the other gang members present, breaks the bat in half. Knox proceeds to throw Bartell around the room, before punching a hole through his chest; killing him. One of the gang members, in shock, tells him that he killed Bartell, with Knox answering that he is "the main man" (new leader) now.