Stapp, 53, revealed in court that he has been living in Calhoun, Ga., for the past four years. While attempting to receive housing assistance, a background check revealed the active warrant in Harlan County.
Stapp is charged on two indictments. He faces three charges of first-degree trafficking a controlled substance, for which he pleaded not guilty.
Harlan Circuit Judge Ron Johnson said he would agree to release Stapp on his own recognizance back to Georgia until his next court date on Oct. 27.
“I expect to be informed and you keep your attorney informed every time you change your phone number. ... If you don't, I'll send a posse after you and have you brought back up here - and that won't stand good for you,” Johnson said.
Stapp was placed on a curfew from 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., seven days a week.
In other court action:
-- Flora Agatone was scheduled for a probation revocation hearing.
The case was continued to Sept. 15 to review blood test results from lab.
Agatone was apparently involved in a vehicle crash on Sukey Ridge. She was charged with driving under the influence and other offenses.
She was currently serving a probation term in Harlan Circuit Court.
-- Pauline Collett, 58, was scheduled for a probation revocation hearing. The case was continued to Oct. 27.
-- Wilma Massey, 46, was granted a motion for extension of time for court fees to be paid.
-- Jessie Fleenor, 26, pleaded not guilty to theft by unlawful taking of property valued over $300. A trial date was set for Nov. 21.