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Arrested for trying to fight while having a 3 year old warrant

From WRIL -

On Wednesday June 19, 2019 Middlesboro Dispatch received a call of a man who was intoxicated trying to fight with others at a residence on 20th street. Responding to the scene were Middlesboro Officers Joel Quillen and Nick Capps who determined the man, identified as 37 year old Troy Evan Bates, was manifestly under the influence.

The officers placed Bates under arrest after dispatch notified them that he had an outstanding warrant from June 2016 stating he kicked in the door of a mobile home on Upper Gibson Lane intentionally causing damage in the amount of $1,000.

Once at police headquarters for processing, Bates spit on Officer Quillen, attempted to head butt him, and tore his uniform in a struggle.


After processing Bates was transported to and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with assault 3rd degree - police officer, criminal mischief - 3rd degree, and he was served the outstanding bench warrant.


The warrant has a $100 bond while the new charges have no bond listed.

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