News Center 22 9/11/17

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The Daily News reports

Area law enforcement agencies have been busy during the past week.
A man was arrested on Sept. 5 on charges of a sexual nature. Allegedly, Charles Paul, 19, of Tazewell, Tennessee, was brought in by the Middlesboro Police Department for attempting to solicit a minor using a computer. The citation states that Paul allegedly attempted the solicitation between the dates of Aug. 6 and 7 of this year. The alleged victim was 16 years of age.
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WYMT News reports
Cumberland Police served a warrant for one man after they learned he beat and kidnapped a woman before throwing her over a cliff.
Police said it happened in the early hours of Wednesday, Aug. 30. They said Jeremy Smith of Lynch, Kentucky beat a woman and then took her to Virginia where he threw her over a cliff.
Police told WYMT the woman then walked back from Virginia to her home in Lynch. Someone close to the woman notified police of the incident.
Police then obtained a warrant for Smith and arrested him at work days later. He was taken to the Harlan County Detention Center and charged with assault and kidnapping.
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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
A Cumberland man is facing an assault charge after allegedly striking another man and causing him injury.
John D. Bates, 35, was arrested on Thursday by Harlan City Police Officer George Young.
According to the citation, Bates was allegedly involved in a physical altercation in which he struck another man causing him to fall and hit his head against concrete. Bates fled the scene, but then returned. He was identified by witnesses as the person that hit the injured man. The injured party was transported to Harlan ARH Hospital emergency room for treatment of his injuries.
Bates was charged with second-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.
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Updated: September 11, 2017 — 3:03 PM
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