The Joker:

10/9/2019, Just after 8 in the morning (Really, who gets up this early?). Anyhow, Officer Jeremiah Johnson (J.J.) is over on Greenwood Road where he finds Mr. John J. Rutherford. Mr. Rutherford tells J.J. that his name is Larry Gene Lewis and displays a debit card as proof. Well as bad luck would have it, Mr. Lewis has a warrant for his arrest out of Michigan. “Ah, Ah, Well, Ah” explains Mr. Rutherford. So now Mr. Rutherford wants to be Mr. Rutherford and produced a social security number that comes back to someone else. By now Officer Robin Venable (Rockin Robin) has arrived and Mr. Rutherford is found to have his own warrants. On the way to the patrol car Mr. Rutherford handed out a few choice words that most of the neighbors got to hear. I can’t repeat those words, but I can say this, our boys in Blue don’t deserve that type of treatment nor does the neighborhood.

Mr. Rutherford who is listed as “homeless” is now staying in a nice room in Pineville. Breakfast included. His charges are:

Bench Warrant For Court
Theft of Identity
Giving Officer False Information
Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree

Mr. Rutherford has a 250.00 “Cash” bond listed on one charge and no bonds listed on the others. With the cold snap here now, maybe he’s better off in Pineville.

Mr. Rutherford’s previous charges include but are not limited to:

Menacing X2
Terroristic Threatening X1
Criminal Mischief X1
Manufacturing Controlled Substance X2
Giving Officer False Name X2
Bench Warrant X5
Theft X1
Contempt of court X1
Wanton Endangerment X1
Non Payment of Fines X1
Speeding X1
Reckless Driving X1

10/4/19, Just before 2 in the afternoon, over on Kim Lane (Wherever that is) J.J. is arresting a particular Mr. 25 year old Kevin Jackson while on a suspicious looking/drug activity investigation. Well Mr. Jackson in his wisdom decides to take off running. When Mr. Jackson finds out that J.J. can run pretty well also, he decides to fight. Once again, “in his wisdom” Mr. Jackson has caused duress in the neighborhood running and fighting with the Police.

The combatants are about the same size. No back up for J.J. is listed. Mr. Jackson is damn lucky that Bruce Lee Bradley don’t come driving by. According to J.J.’s report Mr. Jackson scores about 3-6 points but he still ends up in the back of the cruiser with cuffs on.

J.J. 1
Scumbags 0

Mr. Jackson was taken down to the Pineville rehabilitation center that never rehabilitates anyone (Breakfast included) where he currently resides charged with:

Fleeing and or evading Police (On Foot)
Non-payment of court cost fees or fines restitution 253.00 dollars
Bench Warrant for FTA on a Meth Charge
Bench Warrant for non-compliance with Treatment
Fleeing or Evading Police (On Foot)
Resisting Arrest
Disorderly Conduct 2nd Degree
Assault 3rd Degree (Police Officer).

Mr. Jackson is looking at a 10K “Cash” Bond. Let’s hope they keep him awhile this time. His past charges include but are not limited to:

Speeding X1
No Insurance X1
Bench Warrant X15
Shoplifting X2
Possession of Meth X2
Drug Paraphernalia X2
Possession of Controlled Substance (Drug Unspecified) X1
Possession of Marijuana X1

Now see, that didn’t take too long. People say I’m too wordy. I say that they just got short attention spans. They probably went to Middlesboro High School. Anyways, I hate to hear about one of our boys taking hits from a low life. Our cops don’t get paid enough. Yes, J.J. is a combat veteran and a short boxing match with a dirt ball probably ain’t exactly what he’d call a real battle, but I’m sure it gets your adrenaline and heart rate up.

Folks you really need to get a “Back The Blue” campaign going up there in the Boro. You’ve got some new kids coming in and if they get discouraged, because of lack of public support, they’ll leave you. Don’t let that happen. Send your cards and letters and tips on drug dealers and all other criminals into the dispatch. Help em out down there. It’s your town you know.

Thank You J.J. for your service.

Go Team Middlesboro!!!

“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.”