Jerry Long, 38, was apprehended by Sheriff Steve Duff and Capt. M.L. Petra. An indictment for his arrest was filed in the Harlan County Circuit Court Clerk's office last December. Long is charged with first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, which the indictment names as cocaine. He allegedly sold approximately 375 milligrams of methamphetamine to a police informant on May 25, 2002, for the sum of $50. It was his first offense.
Long was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center with a cash bond set at $25,000.
In other police business:
Roy D. Hardy pleaded not guilty in Harlan County Circuit Court on Thursday to first-degree trafficking a controlled substance charges (first offense). A motion to reduce bond was granted, and a trial date was set for Aug. 26;
Joyce Smith changed her plea to guilty on three counts of first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. Sentencing was scheduled for May 30. The Commonwealth Attorney's office recommended one year in prison for each count to run concurrently. A motion for Smith to be released on her own recognizance was denied;
Edgar White changed his plea to guilty on a third-degree burglary charge. The state recommended a pretrial diversion. Sentencing was scheduled for May 30;
Aljoseph Cockrel entered a guilty plea to a third-degree burglary charge. The state recommenced five years in prison and a pretrial diversion for two years. Sentencing was scheduled for May 30;
Tony Phillips entered a guilty plea to a receiving stolen property charge (over $300). The state recommended one year in prison and probation. Sentencing was scheduled for May 30;
Franklin Shumate entered a guilty plea to second-degree burglary, second-degree arson and first-degree criminal mischief. The state recommended five years in prison for the burglary charge, 10 years in prison for the arson charge and one year for the criminal mischief charge to run concurrently. Sentencing was scheduled for May 30.