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April 2, 2013

Fayette County inmate denies hiding cellphone in prosthetic leg

UNIONTOWN — A former Pennsylvania jail inmate says he didn’t sneak a cellphone into the lockup in his prosthetic leg, though he acknowledged having it for a year as he pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.

Instead, 28-year-old Christopher Greer, of Uniontown, tells a judge the phone was in his cargo shorts when he reported in 2011 to serve a sentence for driving on a suspended license.

Greer says he kept the phone because inmates at the Fayette County lockup 60 miles southwest of Johnstown must pay $4 per call.

Greer pleaded guilty Tuesday, but the warden doesn’t believe Greer smuggled the phone in either his pocket or his leg, as county detectives charged. Brian Miller says both would have been searched too thoroughly for that.

 

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