1/29/19, just after 4 A.M. in the morning. You know how cold in the Boro it was that morning with snow and ice on the ground. Officer Christopher Barns (Big C.) and Officer Josh Harris don’t get to pick and choose what shift they work. Therefore, here they are, out in the cold.
Remember it is just after 4 in the morning and the Boro doesn’t exactly have a legitimate City night life (Bars, Restaurants, Night Clubs, etc.) that would excuse anyone being out that late. So, when a traffic stop is made at that time, generally it is not considered a safe situation for the Boys in Blue.
Big C. initiates a traffic stop on 24th and Cumberland where there are more than one occupant in the vehicle. Officer Harris rolls in as back up. When Big C. makes contact with the occupants he asks: “was there any weapons or firearms in the vehicle? ” The Man in the passenger seat stated that he had a pistol in his pants. Big C. had the man place his hands on the dashboard while Officer Harris removed the weapon.
Mr. Michael J. Hensley of Middlesboro was arrested on a “concealed deadly weapon” Charge as well as a “Complaint Warrant” for “Receiving Stolen Property 10k or more. According to the Arrest Report Mr. Hensley was “Arrested”. According to my sources he was also taken down to the Bell County Detention Center. If you look at the screen shots from the Detention Center website (Taken at 5:58 P.M.), Mr. Hensley has not been booked in nor released. He is basically the invisible man down there.
Mr. Hensley doesn’t seem to be doing any crime repentance soon. The public will just have to suffer with the justice system that lets them go over and over and over again. The Boys in Blue will just have to deal with fighting the same bad guys. It kinda sounds like a comic book huh? Don’t expect Batman to do anything either.
Great Job Big C. and Officer Harris.
Go Team Middlesboro !!!
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