Partin captured, charged with being a fugitive

Published 3:19 pm Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A man who has been on the run since March 31 was captured on Monday. Jordan Partin, 25, of Middlesboro, was arrested and charged with being a fugitive from another state (South Carolina).

According to a press release from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Partin had been sought after since he ran from a shooting incident in March in the Polly Holly area. At the time, Bell County Deputy Robin Venable — along with several units from the Middlesboro Police Department — responded and a search for him began.

The press release states Bell County Deputy Chris Barnes received an anonymous tip that Partin was at a residence on Hamlett Lane. Barnes contacted Middlesboro Police Chief Jeff Sharpe, Sgt. Joe Holder, and officers Edward Dray and Jeremiah Johnson for assistance.

When police arrived to the residence, the door was found opened with someone moving in the home. According to the release, Barnes and Sharpe made entrance into the residence and located Partin in the bathroom of the home.

Next to Partin, police found an open back pack with a clear baggie containing methamphetamine in plain view of the officers the police state. Officers seized $4,152 in cash as well.

Partin was lodged in the Bell County Detention Center. He is being held without bond. He was also served warrants on the following charges:

• Two counts first-degree trafficking a controlled substance;

• First-degree burglary;

• Second-degree fleeing or evading police;

• Second-degree disorderly conduct;

• Resisting arrest;

• Carrying a concealed weapon;

• Wanton endangerment;

• Receiving stolen property;

• Two criminal complaints in regards to the shooting incident.

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