Bike theft leads to more charges

Published 4:30 pm Friday, May 8, 2020

A Middlesboro man remains in jail and received several more charges after an alleged bike theft over the weekend. 

According to the citation, Middlesboro Police Officer Ryan Collins was dispatched to Cracker Barrel on the possible bike theft. Once on scene, Collins made contact with 32 year old Thomas Dillman. A warrant check was conducted leading to the discovery of both felony and misdemeanor warrants. 

Dillman fled the scene on foot while reaching into his front pocket and screaming, causing a disturbance in the parking lot. Collins stated that after a short foot pursuit, Dillman was apprehended but continued to resist. Collins performed a search and found a small baggie that contained a crystal like substance that is believed to be methamphetamine. 

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After processing, Dillman was taken to Middlesboro ARH where he kicked nurses and spit on Collins. 

Dillman was taken to the Bell County Detention Center where he was charged with first degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, falsely reporting an incident, second degree fleeing or evading police on foot, first degree possession of a controlled substance methamphetamine, third degree assault, and was also served two outstanding bench warrants. 

WRIL contributed to this story.