Grand jury arrests made

Published 12:01 am Friday, June 21, 2013

Inmate numbers at the Covington County Jail are increasing as deputies begin making arrests on recently issued grand jury indictments.

Among those arrested Wednesday were an Okaloosa County, Fla., man charged with attempted murder in a 2005 cold case; an Opp man for arson after his involvement in an Easter Sunday domestic incident;, and an Onycha woman on chemical endangerment of a child after she and her newborn son tested positive for narcotics in February.

Jackie Darrell Long, 54, was transported to the county jail from a Florida holding cell after being taken into custody last week. He and his son, 27-year-old Shane Darrell Long, are charged with attempted murder, robbery I and burglary I for the home invasion on Henry Jordan and his family on Dec. 31, 2005. Jordan was brutally assaulted, and police say he later died as a result of his injuries.

The elder Long is being held on a $450,000 bond. His son is being held in an Okaloosa County, Fla., facility.

The second indictment arrest was Frank Clifford Lacey III, who is now being held in the Covington County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

Steve Holmes, public information officer for the state fire marshal’s office, said previously that Lacey was originally arrested in March when the Opp Police Department was called to an already extinguished fire at a housing authority duplex apartment on MLK Drive.

“The door to one of the apartments was badly burned, but had been extinguished,” Holmes said. “The set fire apparently stemmed from a domestic argument between the female occupant of the apartment and her boyfriend.”

Holmes said a joint investigation between the fire marshal’s office and the OPD was launched the following morning and ended when Frank Clifford Lacey III confessed to starting the fire.

Donna Barfoot is also being held in the county jail on a $120,000 bond.

Barfoot was arrested by Drug Task Force agents after she admitted to using the drugs just days prior to delivering the baby, while also admitting she received very little medical care during her pregnancy, agents said.

Also arrested on a grand jury indictment was Kevin D. Lawrence, 32, for unlawful distribution of a controlled substance and held on a $100,000 bond.