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A complaint of gunshots leads to multiple charges for Middlesboro man

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Victor Partin - BCDC

Early Saturday morning January 2, 2022, Middlesboro Police received a complaint of two men shooting handguns on Upper Gibson Road as they crossed Cumberland Avenue. Responding to the scene was Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson along with Officers Morgan Justice and Hunter Marcum.


Located were Victor Partin and Jacob Coffman walking on South 46th Street, matching the description of the caller. Both men were read their Miranda rights and admitted to shooting the firearm into the air for no reason. Partin also stated that he had thrown a bag of marijuana over an embankment, which was recovered. Jacob Coffman was cited to court and released. Victor Partin was arrested and was manifestly under the influence of alcohol, confrontational, and kept placing his handcuffs in front of his body.


At the Middlesboro Police Department, Partin increasingly became belligerent and confrontational, and again placed his handcuffs in front of his body after being instructed not to do so. Due to his behavior, Sgt. Johnson instructed Partin to lay on the ground, so he could safely and properly be handcuffed with transport belt.


Partin immediately became combative, cursing, shoving, kicking, hitting, resisting all three officers causing minor injuries. During the brief scuffle, he damaged a stand up fan and the sergeant's name plate.


Victor Partin was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with disorderly conduct - 2nd degree, (4) four counts of discharging a firearm across a public road, public intoxication, possession of Marijuana, tampering with physical evidence, (3) three counts of assault - 3rd degree (police officer), menacing, (2) two counts of criminal mischief - 3rd degree, and resisting arrest.


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