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Parole violator leads police on a chase through the county ending in capture

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Jack Dewayne Gore Jr. - BCDC (previous arrest)

Sunday evening at approximately 6:40pm Middlesboro Police Sgt. Barry Cowan attempted a traffic stop near 15th street and Salisbury Avenue on a white Volkswagon after he saw the driver, 36 year old Jack Dewayne Gore Jr. of Middlesboro, operating the vehicle.

Sgt Cowan knew Gore to have an outstanding parole violation warrant and no operator’s license.

As Sgt. Cowan attempted the stop, Gore sped up and attempted to flee the area and a pursuit ensued. Sgt. Cowan was joined by Middlesboro Officers Nick Capps and Harvey Johnson along with KSP Trooper Taylor Mills and Bell County Deputy Adam Southern.

The high-speed chase continued onto Highway 25E then onto Highway 190 near Pineville finally ending at a residence near Smith Hill.

Gore attempted to flee the scene on foot leaving behind a female passenger, but didn’t get far before being tased and taken into custody.

Jack Gore was transported to and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center charged with fleeing or evading police - 1st degree (motor vehicle), fleeing or evading police (on foot), reckless driving, no operator’s license, and two counts of no seatbelts.

He was also served his parole violation warrant taken out July 17, 2019 for burglary 3rd degree. In that warrant he is accused of absconding parole supervision, failure to complete treatment, and failure to report to his parole officer.

More charges are pending.

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