The Joker:

5/15/19, around 1:20 P.M. 19th street and Hurst Road. Our man Officer Jeremiah Johnson (J.J.) arrests Mr. Jason K. Medley of Middlesboro on a Bench Warrant for Probation Violation with drug charges. Yawn. Seems like nobody can stay out of Jail in Bell County. Anyhow, Mr. Medley was taken down the Pineville Center for Parole Violators where he stayed for a few days. He was released on the 21st. As you could guess Mr. Medley is no stranger to the friendly jailers of Bell county. His past charges include but are not limited to:

Bench Warrant, Parole Violation X1
Aggravated Assault 4th Degree X1
Contempt of Court X1
No Licence X1
No Insurance X1
Non-Payment of Fines X1
Bench Warrant X2

Hold on, we are just getting started.

5/21/19 about 1:30 in the morning. Officer Christopher Barnes (Big C.) serves a bench warrant on Mr. Terry Farrow of Middlesboro for…should I let you guess? …Trafficking in Meth. Without saying, Mr. Farrow was taken down to his familiar dwelling in Pineville where he currently resides with no bond listed (Like “no bond” means anything in Bell County). Mr. Farrow, as you know is a member of the Farrow Gang and his past charges include but are not limited to:

Warrant For Other Agency X1
Assault X1
Probation Violation X3
Trafficking in Cocaine X1
Trafficking In (Drug Unspecified) X1
Probation Violation (Left Halfway House) X1
Trafficking In Meth X2
Bench Warrant X1

If you’d like to see our last write up regarding the Farrow Gang Click Here.

Last but not least, another Big Orange guest plying his trade in the Boro. 5/18/19, right after 7. P.M. out at Walmart, Mr. Dustin Hounshell of Harrogate Tennessee is observed by a store employee in the “As Seen On TV” aisle pulling the sticker off of a 50 Cent candle and applying it to a 43.99 dollar hearing aide. Without further ado, they called the MPD and our beloved Officer Harvey Johnson arrived and made the arrest. It appears Mr. Hounshell also had a Bell County Bench Warrant for “careless driving”.

Off they went to the Pineville Big Orange Welcoming Center where Mr. Hounshell is still residing with a 500 dollar “Cash” bond on the Bench Warrant and NO BOND on the “Cold Check” charge. Well, no one can say that some hearing aides aren’t needed in Claiborne County. Especially by those that will be running for office again and didn’t fulfill their campaign promises.

Now for the Rocky Top moment you’ve been waiting for. Yes Mr. Hounshell is no stranger to the Bell County Big Orange Welcome Center. His past charges include but are not limited to:

Unlawful Transaction With A Minor X2
Manufacturing Meth X3
Shoplifting X2
Bench Warrant X3
Criminal Trespassing X1

Well there goes another episode of The Middlesboro Police Diaries. Our heroes, J.J., Big C. and The Beloved Harvey took care of business. Three really bad guys are off the street for a while. How would you like to get up in the morning knowing that you were going to risk your life? These heroes do it daily.

If the Middlesboro Police Department didn’t release these Police Reports often and in a timely fashion the public wouldn’t even know how brave the force is or how difficult the job is or just who the criminals in the neighborhood are. Municipalities that hold back/refuse to release or make it difficult for the media to get the arrest records and alert the people are only hurting themselves as well as the public. It is any wonder that those departments find it difficult to get public assistance in crime fighting? Is it any wonder that the people are suspicious of them?

Go Team Middlesboro!!! You Rock!!!

“The following article is based on open and public records from the Middlesboro Police Department as well as The Bell County Detention Center Website and is written in the style of satire as an opinion piece not associated or based on the opinions of The Polygraph News, Incorporated—it’s founders, owners or staff.”