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Middlesboro man arrested and charged in 2020 attempted murder case

From The Middlesboro Police Department -

Tommy "Trey" Ellison - BCDC

On Monday, January 17, 2022, Middlesboro Police apprehended an individual wanted for attempted murder and wanton endangerment - 1st degree.







22-year-old Tommy "Trey" Ellison of Middlesboro was involved in a shooting at Rennie Gayle Homes on June 19, 2020, resulting in one individual being shot in the leg and creating a serious hazard for individuals living in the apartment complex.



On Monday, while on patrol in the area 40th Street and Chester Avenue, Narcotics Investigator Ryan Collins, observed Tommy Ellison exiting from a gray Ford Taurus parked in front of the residence of Ellison's mother'. Other officers were contacted for assistance in setting up a parameter around the area in order to stop the vehicle after leaving the residence.


Other officers confirmed Ellison entering the driver seat of the vehicle and leaving the residence which proceeded east on Chester Avenue turning south onto 38th street. Officer Jacob Quillen quickly got behind the vehicle conducting a traffic stop on Winchester Avenue. Officers Jake Partin and Jonathan Kinder immediately arrived on scene assisting with the stop. Ellison was given loud verbal commands to exit the vehicle and was apprehended without incident.


Tommy Ellison was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with attempted murder, wanton endangerment - 1st degree, and several other felony arrest warrants. He is being held under a combined total cash bond of $250,750.

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