Traffic violation leads to arrest of wanted Middlesboro man
Updated: Feb 24, 2021
From The Middlesboro Police Department -
On Monday February 22, 2021 at approximately 10:32pm, Officer Nick Capps made a traffic stop on a silver Ford for a traffic violation. Upon contact with the driver, 38 year old Justin Davis of Middlesboro, Officer Capps then ran him through dispatch for a license and warrant check. Dispatch advised Officer Capps that Davis had 3 outstanding bench warrants for his arrest.
The officer then asked Davis to exit his vehicle. As he was doing so Officer Capps stated that he heard something hit the concrete. Davis then fled from the officer, but after a short foot pursuit he was taken into custody. Once back at the vehicle, Officer Capps found a 380 handgun on the sidewalk that Mr. Davis had dropped.
Justin Davis was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center with charged with fleeing or evading police - 1st degree (on foot) and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
He was also served three bench warrants for offenses incurred in July of last year in which he and two others were charged for aiding/assisting others in committing robbery 1st degree against a victim on Chester Avenue. All three were also charged with complicity to commit torture on a dog/cat with serious physical injury or death when they assisted others in killing the robbery victim’s dog. The other warrants included charges for possession of a handgun by a convicted felon and receiving stolen property.