Patrick charged with rape, sodomy

By Anthony Cloud acloud@civitasmedia.com

May 2, 2014

A Pathfork man was placed behind bars on Friday after being accused of raping a child.

Brady J. Patrick, 27, was arrested by Bell County Sheriff Deputy Joel Quillen and charged with first-degree sodomy, first-degree rape, incest and first-degree sexual abuse. Police said the victim is under 12 years of age.

Patrick was being held at the Bell County Detention Center on a $100,000 cash bond. The investigation is ongoing by the sheriff’s department.

In other police news, a Middlesboro man was arrested on Wednesday on a drug trafficking charge. Jack Gore Sr., 57, was arrested by Middlesboro Sgt. Joe Holder and charged with second-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

According to the arrest citation, Gore sold four white pills marked Watson 853 (hydrocodone) to a confidential informant working for the MPD for the purchase price of $40. The transaction happened on March 28.

The transaction was allegedly captured on audio and video record.

Other recent arrest and charges include:

• Claude Elvis Dixon II, 19, of Middlesboro, two counts of theft by unlawful taking (shoplifting) and first-degree possession of a controlled substance (cocaine);

• Wendy Barnett, 40, of Pineville, trafficking a controlled substance (second or greater offense);

• Tony D. Ramsey, 38, of Middlesboro, first-degree trafficking a controlled substance.

Anthony Cloud can be contacted at 606-302-9090 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.