On July 20th 2019 Trooper J. Messer of The Kentucky State Police arrested 25 year old Austin Snowden of sometimes Pineville and sometimes Middlesboro depending on which arrest record you look at and charged him with the following:
- Speeding 25 MPH over the limit/ 75,000.00 “Cash Global”
- Failure To Illuminate Headlights
- Rear Licence Not Illuminated
- No Registration Plates
- No Registration Receipt
- No Insurance
- No Seat Belts
- Reckless Driving
- Fleeing or Evading Police (Motor Vehicle)
- Disregarding Stop Sign
- Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree (Police Officer)
- Wanton Endangerment 1st Degree
- Fleeing or Evading 1st Degree (On Foot)
- Resisting Arrest
- Operating Motor Vehicle under the influence of Alcohol/Drugs/Etc. .08
Snowden is currently residing in the familiar surroundings of the Bell County Check in and Get Out Quick facility down in Pineville with no bonds listed. Snowden has a lengthy record of crime in Bell County. If you’d like to see that record and articles detailing his last 2 arrests Click Here and Here. As you know the KSP post in Harlan as well as the one in Laurel County don’t put out arrest reports or press releases unless for “fatality” or “Officer Request”. I will add OR they want to leak the news to a friend usually WYMT. It makes you wonder why they have public relations officers and departments when they don’t do any public relations. Anyhow, the issue here is that Snowden just got arrested in June with plenty of meth and guns on him. His bond was listed at 10K “Cash” and a bunch of “no bonds” on other charges. Well guess what? Some judge, jury, lawyer, or dumb son of a bitch let him out after only 25 days. Ain’t that sweet? I mean if you’re gonna go to jail make sure it’s in Bell County because you won’t stay long.
Looking at the charges it appears that Snowden put Trooper Messer and who knows who else through a high speed chase as well as a foot run. I wonder if the dumb bastard down in Pineville that got Snowden out early would be sorry if Trooper Messer or a civilian got killed by a drunken/Messed up Criminal driving something with no tags or insurance on it.
I don’t want to hear about Jail overcrowding. Letting dangerous criminals out among the public tells me you are under the mindset that you’d stop killing Coyotes because shells were going up in price.
I don’t know Trooper Messer. I have no idea if he’s married or has children or anything at all about him, but I will say this, I am glad that he is ok. I get angry when I see these things, because whoever is responsible for releasing these plagues back into society should be the one’s that have to notify the families of those harmed.
Bell County must have the best defense lawyers in the country the way these criminals walk. I should put one of them on retainer because if I ever got in the Bell County Lock Up they’d not let me out till Elvis had a number 1 hit.
I wonder how long Snowden will have to stay in this time. Go ahead and post your estimate. Your guess is as good as any ones. Maybe, I should start checking the PUBLIC RECORD on which lawyers and which judges as well as which dumb asses down there contribute to putting the public in danger and posting their names in these reports.
Stay armed and stay safe. They are about to release another scum bag into your neighborhood.