Man arrested, will be picked up by U.S. Marshals

Published 12:30 am Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Salisbury man remains in the Rowan County Detention Center until he is picked up by U.S. Marshals, Rowan County officials said.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office Aggressive Crimes Unit, U.S. Marshal Service, and Catawba County authorities served arrest warrants on Michael Eugene Long on Friday afternoon at his Gold Hill Drive home.

Long, 37, was charged on Friday with one count felony possession with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, two counts felony possession of an immediate precursor chemical, one count misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rowan officials confiscated smoking pipes, plastic bags and digital scales at Long’s home.

He was also charged by Surry County authorities for misdemeanor failure to appear/comply from Dec. 10 and for misdemeanor reckless driving and felony fleeing to elude arrest for Catawba County from Dec. 29 and Dec. 30.

Long was wanted by U.S. Marshals for a federal parole violation. The agency also placed a hold on Long.

Even if he posts his $92,500 secured bond he still can not be released until federal marshals place him into custody, said Sheriff’s Capt. John Sifford.

He served nearly four and a half years for a 2004 bank robbery. Long stole over $7,000 from a Central Carolina Bank branch in Salisbury. He was arrested in 2009 and sentenced over a year later. He was also given five years of probation, of which he is currently in the midst of, records show.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.