Cherokee County prosecutors filed two new felony charges this week against an area man alleged to have brought contraband into the county jail.

Jerry Dale Wing, 26, was charged with having a yellow lighter in the jail Jan. 15, 2006, and a long, solid wire with a piece of cardboard wrapped in a piece of blanket Dec. 14, 2005. Each count carries a possible prison sentence of five to 20 years.

Court records show Wing is on probation and facing possible revocation of his suspended sentence on a second-degree rape charge. He also has charges pending for possession of a controlled drug, attempted robbery by force and fear and failure to register as a sex offender.

His court-appointed attorney, Shannon Otteson, has filed documents stating Wing’s competency is in question. A hearing is set on that issue March 9.

Department of Corrections records show Wing has previous convictions for burglary and knowingly concealing stolen property.

Assistant District Attorney Nikki Baker Dotson is prosecuting the new cases.


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