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Middlesboro man arrested for attempted home invasion and threatening to a kill woman and police

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Daryl Wayne Garret - BCDC

A short time after 3:00pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Middlesboro Police responded to a call of a man, wearing a gray sweatshirt and black cap, trying to kick in the door of a home at 3100 West Cumberland Avenue. The caller also stated the individual was taking mail out of her mailbox.


Responding to the scene was Middlesboro Officer Jeremiah Johnson who saw the man, identified as 50 year old Daryl Wayne Garrett of Middlesboro, standing in the front yard of the residence cursing loudly.


Garrett was told by Officer Johnson to lay on the ground, but he refused. After several more times of refusing to comply, Garrett finally threw himself on the ground screaming that he was “going to kill” the female victim whose home he was trying to enter.


After several attempts to subdue the increasingly combative Garrett, Officers Torstrick, Capps, and Fuson arrived to assist in placing him in custody. During the incident, Garrett made multiple threats that he was also going to kill the officers.


After being handcuffed, Garrett was examined by Middlesboro Fire/EMS for a minor injury sustained in the scuffle with officers.


Evidence at the scene determined that Garrett did attempt to kick in the victim’s front door.

Daryl Wayne Garrett was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with (4) four counts of terroristic threatening – 3rd degree, burglary – 1st degree, (2) counts of disorderly conduct – 2nd degree, resisting arrest, and menacing.

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