M’boro man charged

Published 9:45 am Monday, May 21, 2012

MURFREESBORO – While investigating an assault, two Murfreesboro Police officers made an unrelated discovery that led to an arrest.

According to Murfreesboro Police Chief Darrell Rowe, officers arrested Kurt Long Jr., 18, of Buena Vista Road near Murfreesboro on Saturday.

At the time Murfreesboro Sgt. James Dilday and Officer William Barmer were investigating a lead concerning an assault that had taken place on Main Street.

Rowe said information provided to officers led them to believe that the suspect involved in the crime had fled the scene in a red Dodge Neon.

When officers spotted a vehicle matching that description on Buena Vista Road they initiated a traffic stop.

“Officer Barmer, upon investigating, discovered what appeared to be crack cocaine,” Rowe said.

He added an amount of currency was also found in Long’s possession.

Barmer charged Long with possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana. He was taken before a magistrate where he was given a $25,000 secured bond and transported to the Hertford County Jail.

Rowe commended the work of his officers for their quick response and conducting the vehicle stop without incident.