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MPD recovers ATV stolen from local dealership, three Middlesboro men arrested

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Officer Nick Capps with recovered ATV

On Thursday, December 17th, 2020, Middlesboro Police Department was dispatched to Middlesboro Motors Sports, 1518 Cumberland Ave, regarding the theft of a 2021 Kawasaki, Teryx 1000.

Responding was Officer Nick Capps who was told by employees that the ATV was brought to the business on Wednesday, December 2, to be repaired. On Wednesday, December 16th while inventory was being conducted at the business the vehicle was discovered missing.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on the 17th, Officer Capps was presented with video surveillance from the dealership capturing the theft of the ATV and it was entered as stolen at that time.

After reviewing the video, the officer identified two suspects as 44 year old James Marsee and 58 year old David Boone Hall. They were both located at a residence on Lee Hatfield Road, Middlesboro.

After an interview with both men, Officer Capps arrested Hall and Marsee lodging them in the Bell County Detention Center. The pair have been charged with theft over $10,000, but under $1,000,000.

Through his continued investigation Officer Capps learned that an individual, identified as 45 year old Joseph Clayton, had been attempting to sell the ATV shortly after the theft. Clayton was located, arrested, and charged with receiving stolen property over $10,000.

Officer Capps then located the stolen ATV at a residence on Left Fork Polly Hollow. It has been returned to the victim at Middlesboro Motor Sports.

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