A Middlesboro man is being held in the Bell County Detention Center after being arrested and charged with a dozen charges early Sunday morning.
Wesley P. Eggers, 29, of Middlesboro, was charged with two counts of first-degree wanton endangerment, operating a motor vehicle under the influence, second- and third-degree possession of controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open alcoholic beverage container, failure to maintain required insurance, failure to produce insurance card, two counts of failure to wear seat belts and rear license not illuminated.
According to the arrest citation, Eggers was found passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle that was still in drive in the median of North 25E and KY 441. His 2- and 6-year-old sons were in the vehicle at the time. Eggers had a 750 ml bottle of Jack Daniels open in the vehicle as well as three Suboxone strips in his wallet, three empty Suboxone wrappers in his driver’s side door below his wallet and eight blue oblong tablets believed to be Xanax inside a cigarette packet in the driver’s side door beside his wallet.
In other police news:
Kimberly Roark, 42, of Middlesboro, was arrested in the Walmart parking lot by Middlesboro Police Department officers Saturday on 12 charges after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel and going up onto the side wall while going through the Taco Bell drive thru.
According to the arrest citation, Roark was found to be driving under the influence after she failed various sobriety tests. Roark was also cited with driving on a suspended operator’s license, expired registration and no insurance because she could not show valid proof of insurance.
Officers say they found two pink oblong pills, one white oblong pill, a bag of a green leafy substance believed to be marijuana and three small baggies in Roark’s possession. Roark was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
In an unrelated case, Roark was charged with theft by deception. According to the arrest citation, Roark issued a check to Bill’s Market knowing that said check would not be honored by the drawee due to insufficient funds and/or by account being closed.
Roark was also served several bench warrants.
* Maggie Poppe, 29, of Middlesboro, was charged with two counts of theft by deception and served a bench warrant.
According to the arrest citation, Poppe cashed checks in the amounts of $520, $380, and $450, knowing that the checks would not be honored.
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