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Middlesboro man granted home incarceration for attempted murder and other charges is back in jail

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George Fisher- LCDC

The Bell County Sheriff's Department arrested 49 year old George Fisher on Thursday March 18, 2021 at the Farmer Helton Judicial Center after he was found to be in violation of his release conditions on serious charges from 2019.


Fisher was given home incarceration in 2019 for a multitude of charges including two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, 2 counts of trafficking in controlled substance - 1st degree, 1st offense, 4 counts of promoting gambling, and engaging in organized crime.


On June 4, 2019, at 12:16pm, Middlesboro Police stated that a call came into dispatch from Fisher's estranged wife Charlene Fisher claiming he had shot at her and another person, identified in a citation as John McDowell. She also stated George Fisher then left the residence. Charlene Fisher and John McDowell were not injured during the incident.


Officers responded to the Gordon Lane residence to begin the investigation collecting physical evidence and statements from independent witnesses and victims leading to Fisher's arrest at 2019 1/2 Cumberland Avenue, near his business the Middlesborough Pawn Shop.


On June 19, 2019, Detectives with Appalachia Narcotics Investigations charged Fisher after a lengthy investigation alleging that he used properties he owned as legitimate businesses as fronts for illegal gambling and drug trafficking. Fisher is alleged to have collaborated with three or more people to promote or engage in gambling and drug trafficking.


Fisher was given home incarceration in November 2019 while awaiting trial on his charges.


After being booked into the Bell County Detention Center on Thursday the 18th, he was transferred to the Leslie County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

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