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Scalf, Ky. Man Arrested For Theft and Assaulting an Officer

From The Knox County Ky Sheriff's Department -

Gary Mills - KCDC

On Monday. February 20, 2023, Knox County Deputies LT Sam Mullins and SGT Carl Bolton responded to a complaint of a male taking items from a barn on Coles Branch Road in Flat Lick. When the witness approached the man taking the items, he became violent. The witness provided a description and license number of the pick-up being used in the theft.


As the deputies were traveling to the location of the burglary, they observed a pick-up truck matching the suspect vehicle at the gas pumps at Escoes’ Market. When the deputies confronted the driver, he identified himself as Gary Grubb.


The deputies recognized him as Gary Mills, due to prior encounters with him. When the deputies advised Gary he was under arrest, he became violent and combative assaulting one of the deputies and threatening to kill them both if they did not leave. Gary had access to numerous metal items and tools in the bed of the pick-up that could be used as weapons against the deputies. Officers from the Barbourville City Police Department and a KSP Trooper then arrived at the market and assisted in the arrest.


51-year-old Gary Mills of Scalf, KY. was arrested without further incident and charged with Burglery-3rd Degree, Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree, Assault-3rd Degree/Police Officer, Resisting Arrest, Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree, Menacing, No Operators License, No Insurance, No Registration Plates, and No Registration Receipt.


Mills was additionally charged with Criminal Trespassing-3rd Degree and Terroristic Threatening-3rd Degree from a separate incident that occurred on January 20, 2023, in which he was caught trespassing and threatening the property owner.


He was also wanted on a Knox County Bench Warrant for failure to pay the fines on numerous traffic violations.


Mills was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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