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Drug arrest yields an assault warrant from a December 2018 incident

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This is an update to a story we brought you on December 28, 2018. That Friday, at approximately 6:30pm, Middlesboro Police and Fire/EMS responded to a Rochester Avenue residence after a call of a serious assault on Wayne A. Raines. The severe injuries sent Mr. Raines to UT Hospital for treatment. Those responsible had not been identified at the time.


On February 7, 2019 Middlesboro Police Officer Michael Bradley took out a complaint warrant that stated that Antwan S. Brown of Middlesboro and another individual intentionally caused serious physical injury to Mr. Raines “by means of a dangerous instrument”. The complaint goes on to state that the men struck Raines with “poles” on his head and body and that he was treated at UT Hospital. Raines had head trauma and loss of vision in his left eye during the incident.


On Sunday, June 16, 2019 just after 3:00pm Officer Bradley with the assistance of Officer Robin Venable, arrested Antwan Brown at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and 22nd Street. According to the citation, during the arrest Brown was found to be in possession of a crystalline substance believed to be Methamphetamine, Buprenorphine pills, and a blunt cigar containing Marijuana – all in an orange prescription bottle. Also during the arrest, Brown voluntarily admitted to the officers of intent to sell the substances.


Brown was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with trafficking controlled substance – 1st degree, 1st offense (less than 2 grams Methamphetamine), trafficking controlled substance – 2nd degree, 1st offense (less than 20 dosage units drug unspecified), possession of Marijuana, and he was served the complaint warrant for assault 1st degree, and a pay or stay bench warrant for court. He is being held on a $102,700 cash bond as per the citation, even though Jailtracker has the assault amount as $10,000.

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