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Man jailed for assault of sister, fleeing police

Anthony Cloud Staff Writer

December 31, 2013

A Middlesboro man is behind bars after he allegedly assaulted his sister on Monday.


Middlesboro Police Officer Anthony Veillon arrested Carl E. Smith, 48, and charged him with first-degree assault.


According to the arrest citation, Smith assaulted his sister by choking her while inside a residence on South 21st Street. The woman made it outside of the residence before Smith began choking her and hitting her while she was on the ground.


The citation states the family pulled Smith off his sister and the woman began running toward 21st and Rochester Avenue. Smith then got into his vehicle and tried to run over his sister, missing her on the first attempt, police said. He then stopped his truck and circled back around and struck the woman with his vehicle on a sidewalk, causing serious injury to her.


The woman was taken by ambulance to the Middlesboro ARH emergency room, according to the citation.


The citation states officers responded to a call stating Smith possibly went toward 45th Street. Veillon observed Smith’s vehicle at the intersection of 38th and Winchester and engaged his emergency equipment. Smith failed to stop and continued to go north on 38th street and then turned onto KY 74 going west.


While going west, speeds reached 80 mph with Smith passing several cars at a high rate of speed, according to the citation. The chase continued on KY 74, passing Bell County Coal before the officer lost sight of the vehicle. After losing sight of the vehicle, Veillon continued and observed headlights over an embankment.


The citation states Smith was pulled from the vehicle and transported to Middlesboro ARH. He was also charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence, operating on suspended or revoked license, first-degree fleeing or evading police and first-degree wanton endangerment.


Reach Anthony Cloud at 606-248-1010, ext.208, acloud@civitasmedia.com