MTV Producers Bond Jesco Out of Jail

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE: Wednesday, April 29th 1 p.m.
LOGAN COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Producers from MTV posted bond Wednesday morning for Jesco White, the man best known as West Virginia's "Dancing Outlaw." Those are the same producers of the new documentary, "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia," which features Jesco and members of his family.

White was released from Southwestern Regional Jail around 10 a.m.

Original Story

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Entertainer Jesco White, best known as West Virginia's "Dancing Outlaw," was arrested Monday night on drug charges.

Boone County Sheriff Rodney Miller tells WSAZ.com that charges were filed against White Monday afternoon.

Miller says they got a tip that Jesco and his sister,Sue Ann, were going to buy cocaine off a local dealer. They were busted with more than 2 grams of cocaine.

They are both facing Felony charges of Conspiracy and Delivery of a Controlled Substance.

A recent documentary about White from MTV producers debuted last weekend at the Tribeca Film Festival. Members of White's family said the film casts them in a negative light, and they say they have changed their ways since then.

Sheriff Miller says the film also has the family suspicious of authorities.

“They thought that as a result of the film law enforcement were on some type of headhunting exhibition. It's just a matter of timing more than anything else,” he said.

For Mamie White, she’s upset that her family has gotten another black eye.

“It makes me sad and heartbroken. I try to preach and preach and preach, but nobody will listen to me,” Mamie said. “I think this here will teach Jesco White a big lesson.”

Jesco gave a jailhouse interview Tuesday. He says he’s been clean for 30 years and doesn’t do cocaine. He’s known for loving the spotlight, but he doesn’t appreciate this negative attention.

“I'm hurt and embarrassed,” Jesco said. “I'm not a bad person.”


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