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Zachary and King arrested AGAIN, this time with a gun in Claiborne County Tennessee

Updated: Oct 27, 2019

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Two Middlesboro men recently arrested on drug charges in Bell County have once again been arrested, this time in Claiborne County.


On Tuesday July 16, 2019 Claiborne County Sheriff’s Deputy Kenneth Ochoa conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Highway 25E southbound for a light law violation. Deputy Ochoa states in the citation that the driver, identified as 21 year old Jacolby B. Zachary of Middlesboro, was unable to provide proof of identification, insurance, or ownership of the vehicle.


The deputy states that he noticed, in plain view, drug paraphernalia used for smoking Marijuana. Deputy Ochoa, along with Deputy Redmond, detained Zachary and his passenger 19 year old Steven M. King also of Middlesboro.


During a search of the vehicle a loaded High Point 380 was found in the center console with the serial numbers removed. Also found was a measuring scale commonly used to measure drugs. During the stop, it was brought to the attention of the deputies by the owner of the vehicle, that it was stolen.


Both Zachary and King were arrested and lodged in the Claiborne County Jail charged with unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon – illegal possession of a firearm, drug paraphernalia, and theft of property over $2,500 (motor vehicle). Steven King was also served an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a no driver’s license charge.


The two men were both out on bond for previous charges this year in Bell County.


On March 19, 2019 Steven King was arrested by KSP Trooper Josh Messer for several outstanding warrants and two new charges of trafficking in controlled substance greater than 2 grams – Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia – advertisement. He was released on a combined $70,000 cash bond on April 3rd.


Jacolby Zachary was arrested on April 6th for possession of Marijuana, criminal mischief – 1st degree, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but under $1,000,000. He was released on May 16th on a $25,000 cash bond.


Part of the conditions of release on bond for King and Zachary are that they have no new arrests or violations.

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