They took him to a small jail and threw him in a cell where the bathroom was a hole in the floor. Then, they began beating him, and didn’t stop until they thought he was dying. A few days later, they took him to Nassau to appear before a magistrate, who eventually fined him and confiscated both the boat and the marijuana.
Jerry made a promise that he would never again use a boat to smuggle, and when he returned to Tennessee, he took flying lessons. After 16 hours, he was ready to go.