JACKSON, Ky. (WYMT) - A day after Breathitt County Judge-Executive Jeff Noble was taken to jail he is out on a $2,000 surety bond.
Noble is accused of using county money to fix a bridge on private property and using county credit cards to pay for diesel fuel for personal use.
"This is ludicrous, I mean, the man wouldn't do anything that they're accusing him of," said Tommy Miller, Noble's pastor.
Those who are close to Noble say he ran on a platform to help kids in the county and bring jobs to the area.
"Jeff wants to help the children and make our community and try and get jobs in here. I know that might seem hard but Jeff just wants to help," said Miller.
The face-off between Noble and his magistrates is beginning to wear on the county but Miller believes good will prevail.
"God will prevail and I think good will come out of it," said Miller.
Miller said Noble was supposed to be working to get more coal severance money into Breathitt County but the current situation has affected those plans.
"It's been a long process but we're hanging in there and Jeff is too," said Miller.
It is not currently known when Noble is due in court.