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FBI arrests Long, State charges are dropped


Randy K. Long, 53, was officially arrested by the FBI Tuesday night, according to Police Chief Kelly Swihart. He is being held, in federal custody, without bail and is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

To assist with federal prosecution, the State has dismissed, without prejudice, the pending local charges against Long. This will make prosecuting him on the federal level more efficient and less complicated Chief Swihart added. According to the Chief, “State prosecutors played a key role in the ongoing investigation. Their assistance and guidance have bee...

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