Man accused of following officer in car loaded with guns and ammo

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Bell County man is accused of following an off-duty Middlesboro Police sergeant to the officer’s home with loaded weapons in his car, according to the Middlesboro Daily News.

The report says when 44-year old Michael Bowen, of Middlesboro, was pulled over by Middlesboro Police, he acted nervous and had a loaded AR-15 and a .45-caliber handgun in the front seat, along with an extra fully loaded magazine.

The report says Bowen tried to toss baggies of suspected meth into the bed of a parked pickup truck during his arrest and that he became belligerent after being handcuffed.

The newspaper cites Bowen’s arrest citation and says he was charged with first-degree stalking; first-degree possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine); tampering with physical evidence; second-degree disorderly conduct; operating a motor vehicle under the influence and harassment (no physical contact).

Bowen was held in the Bell County Detention Center without bond, according to the report.

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