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Middlesboro man indicted for manslaughter after selling drugs to a man resulting in his death

Updated: Jan 21

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Blake Davis - BCDC

On Wednesday, January 19, 2022, a Middlesboro man was booked in to the Bell County Detention Center from the Boyle County Detention Center after being indicted for actions connected to the death of another Middlesboro man.


26-year-old Blake Davis of Middlesboro has been charged in the death of a man on January 3, 2021. After an investigation by the Middlesboro Police Department, it was determined that Davis had sold the individual drugs that lead to his death.


After being arrested in January of 2021 on a parole violation, Davis was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center and later transferred as a state inmate to the Leslie County Detention Center then served time in the Clark County, and finally Boyle County, Detention Center to serve time on the violation and other charges. The Bell County Grand Jury then indicted Davis on September 15, 2021 and he was returned to face his new charge.


The indictment states that Davis has been charged with manslaughter in the second degree by wantonly engaging in conduct which caused the death of the individual under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to human life, by the unlawful distribution of Fentanyl, a schedule II controlled substance, which was the proximate death of the man. He was also indicted for being a persistent felony offender in the first degree.


While not the first indictment of this kind in the state of Kentucky, it is the first for Bell County.


Blake Davis is being held on a $250,000 cash bond.





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