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Stuck In Cemetery and Loaded with Dope and Weapons


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William Rex Long booking photo


March 24 LCSO responded to a call of a vehicle stuck in a cemetery along Route V east of Chillicothe.  Incident report shows vehicle about 75 yards off the roadway stuck in the cemetery and had two adult occupants.  The male occupant was reportedly less than cooperative, further investigation led officers to have at least reasonable suspicion other crime(s) were taking place.  Linn County Sheriff Henke and his K-9 responded to the scene and the dog alerted to the presence of drug odor(s) coming from the vehicle.  A search resulted in the seizure of suspected methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana, and other drug equipment.  Officers arrested William Rex Long, 24 for the various criminal violations and he was found to also be in possession of "brass knuckles". 

Our officers also seized a bag that was locked with a combination lock and the suspect refused to cooperate.  Our office obtained a search warrant for that bag which resulted in the seizure of a loaded handgun, methamphetamine and drug equipment. 

Records show Mr. Long has a prior felony drug related conviction and was ultimately sentenced to 4 years in prison after failing to complete probation.  Mr. Long was arrested on this incident and has since been charged in Livingston County with alleged felony violation(s) and is now out of jail on bond.  

This case file is now complete and additional charge(s) of property damage to the cemetery are being reviewed.

Sheriff Steve Cox

NOTE:  ALL persons are innocent unless and until proven guilty in a Court of Law.  An arrest, incarceration, and/or arrest warrant are merely allegations and nothing more.

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