News Center 22 9/25/17

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WYMT News reports
Police in Middlesboro responded to a collision between a cyclist and a vehicle on Winchester Avenue Saturday evening.

They said the cyclist was flown to the University of Tennessee Medical Center with serious injuries.

The investigating officer said the driver of the vehicle is not being cited because they were not at fault in the accident.

The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports
A Loyall woman is facing an assault charge after allegedly striking a man with a vehicle.
Ebony M. Fields, 37, was arrested on Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Matt Cope.

According to the arrest warrant obtained by Kentucky State Police Trooper Drew Wilson, police received a complaint on Sept. 16 of a domestic disturbance on KY 987 in the Smith community. When Wilson arrived, he made contact with Charles Smith, who told him his ex-girlfriend had come to the residence. She jumped on Smith and his son, then struck him with a vehicle while she was leaving. Smith had visible injuries to this left leg and arm, but he refused emergency medical services.

Fields was charged with second-degree assault and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $5,000 full cash bond.

Several days later, Charlie Wayne Smith, 39, of Smith, was arrested by Cope. A warrant was obtained and served on Thursday.

According to the complaint, Smith damaged Fields’ car with a shovel and helmet. Fields acquired an estimate from Creech Chevrolet in Harlan for approximately $2,543.

Smith was charged with first-degree criminal mischief and lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,500 full cash bond.


The Claiborne Progress reports

An investigation by special agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in the indictment of a Jellico man on a number of charges, including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

On Aug. 24, at the request of 8th District Attorney General Jared Effler, TBI special agents began investigating the circumstances surrounding an officer-involved shooting that occurred along South Myrtle Street in Jellico. The investigation revealed that the incident began when Deron Ausmus, 38, allegedly showed up at the Jellico Police Department and pointed a gun at a dispatcher. Ausmus then fled into a nearby neighborhood.

Ausmus was served Friday in the Knox County Jail, where he was being held on unrelated charges.


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Updated: September 24, 2017 — 8:09 PM
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