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Whitley County Sheriff Investigation

July 29, 2011

Jerry Bunch sentenced to time served

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CORRECTION - Pubilshed Jan. 31, 2012 - Due to a reporter’s error, a story about Jerry Bunch that appeared in the July 29, 2011, edition of the Times-Tribune should have said Bunch served about two months in jail. We regret the error.

By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer

Jerry Lee Bunch was sentenced Thursday in London federal court to time already served at the Grayson County detention center after he was indicted on 10 counts of selling drugs.

The drugs were named in the indictments as containing cocaine, oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Cocaine was listed in two counts, oxycodone in one count and hydrocodone in seven counts.

He had been arrested on Nov. 11, 2010, and detained.

On Jan. 14, before Magistrate Judge Hanley A. Ingram, he was released from the Grayson County center after serving about 10 months and placed in home incarceration.

He was allowed to work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and reside at his home for the rest of the day.

His work, he told U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van Tatenhove Thursday, was driving tow trucks in the company now owned by his sister, but owned by him prior to his arrest.

Along with the time served in Grayson, Van Tatenhove sentenced him to three years of supervised release.

On March 30, he had been allowed to plead guilty in the court of Magistrate Judge Hanly A. Ingram to one count of distributing hydrocodone.

Prior to Van Tatenhove’s sentencing, Bunch was given time to speak to the judge. “I’m a lot nervous and it’s hard to talk,” Bunch began.

He called the time since his arrest a “good learning experience. I’m trying to learn what I did and shouldn’t have done.”

Bunch’s case is one that has been associated with those of Ronald Reynolds, who was sentenced on extortion charges in federal court about two weeks ago.

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