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Middlesboro man that walked away from a jail work detail back in custody

Updated: Apr 15

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Matthew Houston - BCDC

A Middlesboro man wanted for escape from a inmate county work detail has been located and taken into custody on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.


Middlesboro Officer Jeremiah Johnson reports in a citation that on October 20, 2020 Bell County Deputy Frank Foster acquired a complaint warrant that states 37-year-old Matthew Houston escaped from the work detail while working at Cannon Creek.


Houston was located at a residence on Old Pineville Pike and taken into custody without incident by Officer Johnson assisted by Officer’s Dakota Torstrick and Brad Fuson.


Matthew Houston was re-lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with escape - 2nd degree and he was served an outstanding bench warrant.


He is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

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