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Judge releases Wolfenbarger into brother’s custody

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - A former Greene County reserve deputy was released Thursday afternoon from custody.

On Thursday, a federal judge agreed to release 40-year-old Jason Wolfenbarger of Paragould into the custody of his brother as he awaits his next court appearance.

The judge, however, stipulated that Wolfenbarger, the former director of the Northeast Arkansas Solid Waste Management District, have no contact with employees at his former workplace.

Another condition of his release includes Wolfenbarger enroll in a 30-day in-patient treatment facility.

According to the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office online inmate list, Wolfenbarger was released around 2:15 p.m. Thursday from the jail.

Special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation stated when they arrested him on May 6, he had a lighter in one hand and a meth pipe in the other.

Wolfenbarger told the judge Thursday he understood and agreed to the conditions of his release.

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