From The Middlesboro Police Department -
Acting Chief Tom Busic states that on Sunday morning June 30, 2019 at approximately 8:00am Middlesboro officers responded to the Edgewood Road area of Middlesboro in response to a call of a burglary in progress.
The victim reported she heard a noise in her kitchen and when she went to investigate, she observed a man inside her residence. The victim also stated that when she confronted the man he fled from the residence on foot. Officers searched the area for approximately two hours, but were unable to locate the unidentified man.
At approximately 10:25am, while going to check a different location for the man, Middlesboro Officer Robin Venable observed a male on foot matching the description of the subject. Officer Venable then detained the man, identified as 26 year old William Carroll of Middlesboro, for questioning and he admitted to the officer that he had entered the residence.
Carroll was taken into custody and charged with 2nd degree burglary and attempted 2nd degree burglary for trying to break into the resident next door to the original complaint. He was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
Officer Venable is in charge of the investigation and was assisted by Officers Harvey Johnson, Jeremiah Johnson, and Michael Bradley.
This is Carroll’s third arrest this year with the first two arrests for public intoxication.