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Arthur Long arraignment waiting extradition

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 - Updated: 9:49 AM
By Jody Norwood jnorwood@heraldledger.com

An Illinois man accused of murdering his sister in Lyon County remains in custody in Tennessee.

Arthur A. Long, of Chicago, Ill., was indicted Feb. 6 on charges of murder and theft by unlawful taking over $500 or more but under $10,000.

He was scheduled to be arraigned in Lyon Circuit Court Monday, but Commonwealth Attorney Carrie Ovey-Wiggins said he wasn't able to be extradited from Cookeville, Tenn., where he remains in jail on separate charges.

Long was arrested after Kentucky State Police began investigating the death of Nancy Minor of Eddyville. On Nov. 30, 2016, at around 3:50 p.m., the Eddyville Police Department and the Lyon County Sheriff's Office responded to Minor's address on Woodrow Street for a welfare check. During the welfare check units discovered Minor. She was unresponsive.

Minor's vehicle, a silver 2007 Chevrolet Malibu, was missing from the scene. Investigators believed Long -- Minor's brother -- might be in possession of the vehicle.

Kentucky State Police were contacted by Tennessee Highway Patrol in the early morning hours Dec. 5 with notification that Long had been arrested in Cookeville, Tenn. He was driving Minor's Malibu at the time.

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