Middlesboro Police arrested a Pineville man on Wednesday for several counts of drug possession. Justin Anthony Norris, 26, was arrested by Officer Jeremiah Johnson and charged with two counts of first-degree possession of a controlled substance, two counts of second-degree possession of a controlled substance and third-degree possession of a controlled substance.
According to the arrest citation, Johnson observed Norris driving west on Winchester Avenue. As the officer attempted to pull Norris over, Norris made an abrupt turn at Midnight Market with no signal.
Norris allegedly disregarded the stop and went into the store. After making contact with Norris, Johnson asked him to come back to his car the citation states.
According to the citation, Norris had slurred speech and was unstable on his feet. It was discovered that Norris had warrants for his arrest and was told to place his hands behind his back. At that time Norris refused and tried to run away.
The citation states after Norris was caught it was discovered that he had several different pills that was believed to contain oxycodone and hydrocodone. He also had Suboxone packs inside his wallet.
Norris was also charged with second-degree fleeing or evading police, resisting arrest, failure to register transfer of motor vehicle, improper registration plate, failure of owner to maintain required security, failure to wear a seat belt and was served two bench warrants.
Norris was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.
In other police news, MPD arrested a man for assault on Wednesday. Jonce Logan Adams, 20, of Middlesboro, was arrested by Officer Joshua Harris and charged with second-degree assault and first-degree unlawful imprisonment.
According to the arrest citation, Adams aided and assisted Shawn Hatfield in intentionally causing serious physical injury to Aaron Patterson. In the process, he unlawfully restrained Patterson under circumstances which exposed him to a risk of serious physical injury.
Adams was being held on a $10,000 cash bond in the Bell County Detention Center. He was also served five bench warrants at the time of his arrest.
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