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Middlesboro parolee arrested for drugs, once again arrested for drugs just 10 days apart

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Jerry Hurst - BCDC

On Wednesday, November 10, 2021, Middlesboro Officer Ryan Collins, along with Lt, Barry Cowan, was on routine patrol when he observed an individual he knew to be wanted, driving on 35th street in a blue single cab Chevy S-10.


The driver, identified as 33-year-old Jerry Hurst who Collins had just arrested 10 days before, was wanted on an active mandatory re-entry parole violation. He also had an unidentified female passenger in the vehicle.


The officer turned on the vehicle following at a distance due to the risk of fleeing as had happened in Hursts previous arrests. Officer Nick Capps was contacted to assist with a traffic stop shortly after Hurst pulled into a parking spot at a residence on Exeter Avenue.


Once officers were on scene Hurst was out of the vehicle. After several ignored verbal commands, Hurst began to flee and was tased by Officer Collins. He resisted being arrested and struggled with responding officers. Eventually a search incident to arrest was conducted and found in one packet was a black pouch containing (3) three bags which held (10) ten bags of suspected Methamphetamine weighing 3.3 ounces, a bag of suspected Heroin, and a bag containing what is believed to be Marijuana. The other pocket held two cellphones and $1002.00 in cash in mostly small denominations. He was holding $88.00


His current charges are violation of court order, failure to wear seat belts, fleeing or evading police – 2nd degree on foot, no registration plates, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, no insurance, resisting arrest, trafficking in Marijuana (less than 8 ounces) – 1st offense, trafficking controlled substance – 1st offense (Heroin), trafficking in controlled substance – 1sr degree, 2nd degree or greater (greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine) and he was served a parole violation warrant.


On October 30, 2021, Hurst was arrested and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center after a traffic stop yielded 12.5 ounces of suspected methamphetamine. He made bond of $5,000 cash the next day on those charges before being violated for breaking condition of being released on parole.


He has since been transferred to the Clay County Jail.



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