A suspicious man call turns into an arrest with an apple pie and a danger to an officer
From The Pineville Police Department -
At 5:25pm on Saturday August 24, 2019 Pineville Officer Michael Smith, assisted by Officer Brandon Hollingsworth, responded to a complaint call at the park on Walnut Street. The call was in response to a man acting suspicious.
While the officers did not make contact with any at the park, they did spot a man on Kentucky Avenue they knew to have an active warrant identified as 33-year-old Christopher Adam Miracle of Pineville. Miracle was handcuffed and advised of his rights in regard to the warrants.
Officer Smith asked Miracle if he had anything illegal on his person and he replied “no” several times. After a search of Miracle the officer found an apple pie to which Miracle replied “see I just have food”. A further search revealed a cellophane piece with a residue believed to be Methamphetamine.
Miracle continued to profess that he had nothing illegal on him, but Officer Smith found and was almost stuck by, a needle with no cap on it. Miracle also said he "wasn’t doing anything wrong, just trying to buy some weed.”
Christopher Adam Miracle was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with:
Possession of controlled substance 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine),
Buying/possessing drug paraphernalia
Wanton endangerment – 2nd degree – police officer
Public intoxication – controlled substance (excluding alcohol)
He was also served two warrants by Officer Hollingsworth, one for theft by unlawful taking over $500 under $10,000, and contempt of court.