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Last updated: July 24. 2014 5:38PM - 2931 Views
By Joe P. Asher jasher@civitasmedia.com



Harvey Middleton
Harvey Middleton
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A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly cutting a woman with a pair of scissors.


Harvey Middleton, 32, of Wallins, was arrested Thursday by Harlan County Sheriff’s Deputy Britt Lipfird.


According to the complaint, police responded to a call to find Linda Holbrook with bruising around her left eye and a cut on her hand. Holbrook told Lipfird and Deputy Justin Luttrell that Middleton had caused the injuries with a pair of scissors. Middleton had fled the scene.


The citation states Lipfird and Luttrell searched the area, locating Middleton back at his home. Middleton was placed under arrest and police called for an ambulance due to a cut on Middleton’s hand.


The citation stated deputies searched Middleton and found a bottle of the prescription drug Gabapentin in his pocket. Police performed a pill count and found the count off by over 50 pills. The prescription had been filled the same day.


The citation also states Middleton told deputies that he gave some of the pills away.


Middleton allegedly threatened Luttrell while the paperwork was being completed, jumping out of his chair and getting in Luttrell’s face. Deputies had to force Middleton back into his seat, according to the citation.


Middleton was charged with second-degree assault, trafficking in legend drugs, first-degree fleeing from police, menacing, resisting arrest, second-degree disorderly conduct, first-degree wanton endangerment and third-degree terroristic threatening.


Middleton was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center without bond.


In other police activity, Joshua Kennedy, 27, was arrested on an indictment warrant by sheriff’s Det. Danny Lewis. The indictment charges Kennedy with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance. Kennedy was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on a $1,000 bond secured by 10 percent.


Joe P. Asher may be reached at 606-573-4510, ext. 1161 or on Twitter #joe_hde


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