Harassment charges against former mayor dropped


by Jackson Latta - jlatta@civitasmedia.com



PRESTONSBURG – Harassment charges filed against former Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin were dismissed during a district court proceeding Wednesday morning.

Fannin was charged in December with harassment. The complaint was filed by current city council person and captain of the Floyd County Rescue Squad Tim Cooley, after Cooley stated that Fannin had sent him and his family text messages and come to his place of employment.

Fannin’s wife is a member of the Rescue squad, and Fannin says that his children are dropped off at the building after school.

During the arraignment on Wednesday, court officials stated that Cooley had agreed to dismiss the charges with the caveat that the no contact order stay in place. Fannin would be permitted to pick his children up at the rescue squad building, but is not permitted to enter.

Fannin was defeated during the 2014 general election by current mayor Les Stapleton. Cooley served with Fannin for several years as a council person for the city of Prestonsburg.

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by Jackson Latta

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