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Middlesboro police make arrests

Maggard wanted in Madison County;Heath arrested on fleeing charge

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

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Middlesboro police arrested a man on Saturday who was wanted by Madison County authorities on felony theft charges.


Justin L. Maggard, 24, of Sevierville, Tenn., was arrested by Middlesboro Police Department Officer Jeremiah Johnson.


He was wanted for receiving stolen property under $10,000 and theft by deception under $10,000.


Maggard was arrested in Bella Gardens.


According to the citation, Maggard took items from a Madison County Walmart with a combined value of more than $3,400. He then sold the items for $1,705, according to the citation.


In December 2011, Maggard was arrested by MPD for theft by unlawful taking and fraudulent use of a credit card after the card was reported lost or stolen (over $500 but less than $10,000 within six months).


Maggard was being held at the Bell County Detention Center for his most recent arrest.


In other police news, a Middlesboro man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly attempting to flee from police.


Robert P. Heath, 50, of Middlesboro, was arrested by Officer Edward Dray and charged with first-degree fleeing or evading police.


According to the citation, Heath was driving a Dodge truck on north 19th Street on the wrong side of the road. He did not stop when police engaged their emergency equipment, police said, adding he also ran several stop signs after Dray initiated his emergency lights.


Heath was eventually pulled over by police and charged with disregarding a stop sign, obstructed vision, operating a motor vehicle under the influence and possession of an open alcohol beverage container in a motor vehicle.


Heath was lodged in the detention center on a $2,500 cash bond.


Others recently arrested include:


* Wendy Shea Warf, 41, of Middlesboro, was arrested for first-degree possession of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking over $500 (shoplifting);


* Alan Keith Burress, 54, of Middlesboro, was arrested for violation of Kentucky EPO/ DVO.


Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.

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