HOLDEN — Local cultural icon Jesco White, who has appeared in documentaries, television shows and rock videos as “The Dancing Outlaw” is no longer a guest of the state at the Southwestern Regional Jail at Holden.
According to the booking department at the jail, White was released on bond yesterday.
An MTV production company responsible for the newest documentary about the infamous mountain dancer and cultural icon was believed to have put up bond for White.
White was arrested on drug and conspiracy charges in Boone County on Monday after allegedly trying to buy cocaine.
Law enforcement officers said it appeared the Whites were trying to travel to another person's home to purchase cocaine.
Bond was initially set at $50,000. However there was some confusion over the drug transaction and the drug charges were later dropped. His bond was reset at $10,000.
Jesco White and his sister Sue Ann White were initially charged with conspiracy to deliver a controlled substance. White denied the allegations claiming he didn't do cocaine and had been sober for years.
The premiere for the new documentary "The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia" was held recently at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
White was made semifamous in the PBS documentary about him called “The Dancing Outlaw” which was produced several years ago. The new film has not been put into wide release as yet.