The Joker:

11/15/18 right after 3 in the afternoon. Officer Harvey Johnson (Harvey) in on patrol when a call comes in about a 2 vehicle accident on 40th and Cumberland. Harvey downs the rest of his Mountain Dew and gets right over there to find a black 2 door Ford Coup, year 2007 involved. When the neighbors see that Harvey has answered the call they pour out into the street. With Harvey there, everyone knows it’s safe. So with the neighbors clamoring at Harvey he finds out that the driver of the Ford Coup pulled out in front of the other vehicle.

Harvey goes from Rock Star groove back into patrolman mode and addresses the driver of the Ford Coup. “Licence sir”. Mr. Roger Lefew of Middlesboro then handed Harvey a Kentucky ID card. Harvey ran the ID card and found out that Mr. Lefew had a suspended operators licence. Harvey then asked for an insurance card. Mr. Lefew gave Harvey an out of date insurance card. At this point Harvey just isn’t happy. Things are starting to smell.

Harvey then searched Monsieur Lefew’s vehicle and found at least 14 pills for different ills in which will be sent off to the lab to set the record straight. Well, remember, it’s 3 in the afternoon and the kids are getting home from school. The mothers are all out waiting for the busses, Mamaws are standing on the porches watching, traffic is slowed to a crawl because of the traffic stop, the entire neighborhood is on alert. Breaking the silence, Mamaw shouts: “Harvey” !!!. The chant begins all over the neighborhood: “Harvey, Harvey, Harvey”. Several of the women came forward and told Harvey how the suspect had thrown something into the grass next to the stop sign. Upon investigation Harvey found a loaded 38 caliber pistol in the weeds where the children get off the bus. Harvey is thinking: “Pills, guns, no licence, no insurance, pulling out in front of folks… you could hurt the children or even Mamaw…NOT IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD !!!”

Harvey cuffs Monsieur Lefew and places him into the cruiser where he admits to owning the firearm and being a convicted felon. Officer Kenny Vanover and Officer Chris Barnes had both joined the scene at this time and it’s a good thing they did. Harvey is about to blow a gasket.

Harvey high fives a few of the kids and waves goodbye to the Mamaws and mothers leaving the crowd control to Big K. and Big C. Harvey jumps in the Cruiser and says: “Alright Pepe, lets go to Pineville”.

Harvey got Monsieur LeFew (Pepe) down to Pineville faster than you can trade an EBT card for cash. In fact, Harvey was going so fast that when he passed Deputy Robin Venable’s traffic stop on log mountain, Venable’s hat blew off and went plumb to the other side of the road. Venable didn’t even see the cruiser pass. He was quoted as saying: “That damn Joe Holder, why can’t he jog at night?”

Monsieur Roger Lefew was charged with:

Operating on suspended driver’s licence
Driving without a licence/neglect in accident
No Insurance
Bench Warrant for FTA
Possession of Handgun by Convicted Felon
Possession of controlled substance 3rd degree
Wanton Endangerment

Monsieur Lefew is currently residing at Ferguson Arms under a 25K “Cash” Bond on the suspended licence charge and no bonds listed on the others. This is not Monsieur Lefew’s first trip to the Pineville Hotel. He was arrested several times before begining in 2001 in Bell County.

His past charges include but may not be limited to:

Parole Violation X1
Drug Paraphernalia X1
Possession of Meth X2
Contempt of Court X3
Bench Warrant for other agency X2
Carrying Concealed Deadly Weapon X1
Promoting Contraband X1
Possession of Controlled Substance X1
Possession of Marijuana X2
Trafficking X6

Thank You Harvey for taking Monsieur LeFew off the streets for awhile. He obviously doesn’t care about Mamaw or the children. He is a poison dealer that takes pleasure in the slow death of others. Let us all thank God that we have good men like Officer Harvey Johnson to protect us from such monsters.

Go Team Middlesboro !!!


If you can answer all 4 Joe Holder Trivia Questions Correctly, you will be eligible for a Polygraph News T-shit. The Contest will end on Wednesday November 21st.

1. Who is Joe Holder’s Favorite Singer?
2. What is Joe Holder’s Favorite Movie?
3. What is Joe Holder’s Favorite Rock Group?
4. What is Joe Holder’s Favorite Song?

Disclaimer: Joe Holder is exempt from the contest.

P.S. Officer Venable is still looking for his hat.

DISCLAIMER “The following article is based on open and public records from the Middlesboro Police Department 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.”