UPDATE: Sources tell us that the 2nd ATV has also been found in or near a creek in the Old Pineville Pike Area.

Press Release

On Saturday April 6th Officers from the Middlesboro Police Department responded to Shake and Bake Motorsports in response to a call of a theft from the business. During the Early morning hours two males entered the parking lot of the business and stole two 2019 Polaris RZR side by side ATVs. During the course of the theft the males did significant damage to the ignitions of several other ATVs while trying to get them started and they also damaged several vehicles that were surrounding the ATVs while exiting the lot. Using surveillance footage from the business and surrounded businesses officers were able to determine the ID of the two males.

Later in the same day Deputy Patrick Brooks of the Bell County Sheriff’s Department located 21 year old Jacolby Zachary of Middlesboro in possession of one of the stolen ATVs in the Old Pineville Pike area. Zachary was taken into custody by Brooks and Officer Robin Venable of the MPD. The ATV was recovered, and Zachary was charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over $ 10,000, Criminal Mischief 1st Degree, and Possession of Marijuana. He was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

On Sunday April 7th, at approximately 9:13 AM Officer Michael Bradley, Officer Robin Venable, and Lt. Tom Busic located the second suspect who is a juvenile male. He was taken into custody without incident. He was also charged with Theft by Unlawful Taking over over $10,000 and CRiminal Mischief 1st Degree. Officer Robin Venable is in charge of the case. He was assisted by Officer Michael Bradley, Officer Joel Quillen, Officer Nick Capps, K-9 Officer Harvey Johnson, Sgt. Barry Cowan, Lt. Eddie Myers and Lt. Tom Busic.

The second ATV has not been located at the time of this release. It is a 2019 Polaris RZR RS1. If anyone sees this ATV or knows the location of it, please call the Middlesboro Police Department at (606) 248-3636