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Child bitten by a dog leads to an arrest on unrelated charges

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Friday night March 15, 2019 at 7:41pm Middlesboro Police Detective Sgt. Holder responded to a compliant call of a child being bitten by a dog at a residence on 23rd street.


Sgt. Holder states in his citation that upon investigation it was determined that a Weimaraner/Labrador mix, owned by 32 year old Beth Marsee of Middlesboro, jumped the fence of her residence and bit the child on the back. The child was treated for the bite at the Middlesboro ARH.


According to Holder, during the investigation Beth Marsee’s mother Betsy stated she had also been bitten by the dog on the abdomen which she showed to the sergeant.


While Sgt. Holder was conducting the investigation Beth Marsee was found to have an outstanding bench warrant for leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, failure to maintain insurance, and failure to produce insurance card. Marsee then became combative pulling away from the sergeant while he was attempting to handcuff her. Holder also reports that Marsee was screaming and yelling during the arrest causing alarm to the public.


She was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with harboring a vicious animal, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct 2nd degree, and she was served the bench warrants. While the warrants have a $500 cash bond, the new charges have no bond set yet.

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