Bike theft report leads to evading, drug, and assault on emergency service personnel charges
From WRIL -
According to his citation, on Saturday May 2, 2020 At approximately 5:18pm Middlesboro Officer Ryan Collins received a complaint of a possible bike theft at Cracker Barrel on Highway 25E.
Once on scene the officer made contact with the individual in question identified as 32 year old Thomas Dillman of Middlesboro. After a warrant check with dispatch, Dillman was found to have felony and misdemeanor warrants.
Thomas Dillman then fled the scene of foot through the parking lot while reaching in his front pocket and screaming causing a public disturbance. Officer Collins states that after a short foot chase he was able to apprehend Dillman and he actively resisted.
After a search incident to arrest Dillman was found to have a small baggie containing a crystal like substance believed to be Methamphetamine.
After processing, Dillman was taken to Middlesboro ARH to be medically cleared. While there he spit on and bit Officer Collins while nurses were attempting to test him. He also kicked the nurses.
Thomas Dillman was then lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with disorderly conduct - 1st degree, resisting arrest, falsely reporting an incident, fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot), possession of controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (Methamphetamine), assault – 3rd degree (ems, fire, rescue squad). He was also served two outstanding bench warrants.