Longest receives 24 to 28 years for drug and sexual assault charges
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By Scott Bidroski
On Tuesday, March 7, a case that was one day shy of a yearlong saga has come to a close with a Gordon resident receiving a significant jail sentence.
Bryan Longest received his punishment from Sheridan County District Court Judge Travis O’Gorman after pleading guilty to two separate charges.
The first charge was Possesion with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance - Marijuana.
The second charge was Attempted 1st Degree Sexual Assault.
Longest received 4 to 8 years for the charges stemming from the drug distribution and then received an additional 20 years in prison for the attempted sexual assault charge.
He will be eligible for parole in 12 years.
The original incident took place on March 8, 2022.
According to the original Affidavit for Arrest, Longest along with his wife, McKayla Longest, hosted a party on March 8 at their house.
Several minors attended the party in which they consumed alcohol and marijuana provided by both Bryan and McKayla Longest.
A few of the minors got very intoxicated before they went upstairs to sleep it off.
One of the female minors who was intoxicated and had gone to sleep, told investigators that she awoke with Bryan Longest on top of her, assaulting her.
One of the other minors who was present, witnessed Bryan Longest assaulting the girl and alerted others at the party.
Longest was arrested on March 16, 2022 by the Gordon Police Department.
Longest’s wife, McKayla, also received a sentence from Judge O’Gorman on March 7.
McKayla Longest was sentenced to 24 months probation on the charge of Tampering with a Witness, a Class IV felony. McKayla Longest was also fined $300 for Possession of Marijuana.
The couple was not done with their time in the courtroom though as on Thursday, March 9 they both appeared in Sheridan County Court for separate charges.
Bryan Longest received an additional 6 months in prison and an $800 fine for Attempt of a Class 1 misdemeanor.
McKayla Longest’s sentencing was moved to April 13 on the charge of Misdemeanor Stalking.