Man arrested on burglary, drug charges

Published 10:30 am Friday, October 20, 2017

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department arrested a man on Oct. 13 on a charge of second-degree burglary and other charges.

According to the citation, Nolan Davis, 30, of Johnson was arrested by BCSD Officer Patrick Brooks for the intent to commit a crime. Davis “entered or remained unlawfully in a dwelling.” After gaining consent to search the suspect’s vehicle, a pry bar and wrench were found. In a bag the suspect had on his person, a quantity of a crystal, rock-like substance believed to be methamphetamine was allegedly found. Also found were digital scales, syringes, a green and leafy substance thought to be marijuana and small zip plastic bags believed to be used to traffic methamphetamine.

Davis was charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of marijuana, and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

In other police news:

• John Whitehead, 30, of Manchester, was arrested on Oct. 19 on charges of theft by unlawful taking 0f $500 or more but under $10,000, first-degree possession of a controlled substance, first-degree possession of a controlled substance (unspecified), second-degree possession of a controlled substance, third-degree possession of a controlled substance and buying or possessing drug paraphernalia.

• Jenny Newsome, 45, of Harrogate was arrested on Oct. 19 by Middlesboro Police Department Officer Michael Bradley on charges of first-degree forgery, theft or receipt of a stolen credit or debit card and fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period.

• Richard Neal, 42, of Middlesboro, was arrested on Oct. 13 by MPD Officer Nick Capps on charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance and first-degree possession of a controlled substance.