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Middlesboro man with warrants arrested on multiple charges including running from police

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Timothy Ables - BCDC

On Wednesday April 14, 2021, at 7:39pm Middlesboro Officer Nick Capps initiated a traffic stop on a 4 door silver Ford at Sherwood and 25th street for verification of proof of insurance. Officer Capps states in a citation that upon the vehicle stopping, the driver – identified as 36 year old Timothy Ables – exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He was apprehended a short time later on Ravenwood Drive.


Ables was found to have six outstanding warrants and a search incident to arrest revealed he had a container with a crystal-like substance believed to be Methamphetamine on him.


Ables was also wanted on charges he acquired on Monday April 5th after he fled from Officer Jeremiah Johnson on an ATV. At the time, Officer Johnson attempted to stop Ables for operating an ATV on a roadway, but he sped away with a female passenger identified as Jacqueline Paige Hamlin, also on the vehicle. Once the vehicle was stopped, the pair fled the scene on foot.


During Ables arrest he threatened Officer Johnson stating: “I can’t wait to catch you out, without your badge” and made statements against his family.


Timothy Ables was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with no registration plates, failure to produce insurance card, failure of non-owner operator to maintain required insurance – 1st offense, no signal, disregarding stop sign, fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree (on foot), fleeing or evading police – 1st degree (motor vehicle), wanton endangerment – 1st degree, wanton endangerment – 1st degree – police officer, ATV violations, terroristic threatening – 3rd degree, and he was served the 6 bench warrants – three of which are for probation violations, two for failure to appear in court, and one for possession of controlled substance – 1st degree (Methamphetamine).


He is being held without bond.


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