After two days, escaped Bell County Forestry Camp inmate Joe Michael Spoonamore had only made it to Middlesboro from the minimum security facility located in Chenoa. He was arrested by a Middlesboro Police Officer during a routine traffic stop on Cumberland Avenue Saturday morning. According to Lt. Tom Busic, Spoonamore was a passenger of the vehicle that was stopped. Officer Chuck Bruce arrested the escaped inmate.
Spoonamore was serving a 12-year sentence for possession of firearm by a convicted felon and drug possession. He is currently being held in the Bell County Detention Center on $250,000 bond. He now faces a charge of escape in the second degree.