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Speedwell man arrested for $5,000 fishing gear theft in Middlesboro

Updated: Apr 27

From The Middlesboro Police Department -


On Friday April 19, 2024, Middlesboro Police Department Officer John Kinder responded to a theft of fishing rods and reels valued at $5,000 dollars.


Through Officer Kinder’s investigations he was able to determine that 36-year-old Jasper Lovin of Speedwell, Tennessee was involved in the theft.


Officer Kinder and Lt./Detective Barry Cowan traveled to Speedwell and were able to recover all of the stolen property at a residence. Officer Kinder issued a complaint warrant for Lovin and he has been arrested by the Claiborne County Sheriff's Department and is waiting extradition to Kentucky.



Pictured is Officer Kinder and Detective Cowan giving the rods and reels back to the owner Mr. Colby Wilson.

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