Two Bounty Hunters Are Arrested

Police say they arrested two Tennessee bounty hunters in Harlan County.

The Benham Police Chief says the two men from Kingsport were trying to capture Jerry Gilbert so he could answer to aggravated robbery charges.

Police say Gilbert, his mother and the two alleged bounty hunters had to be treated at the Harlan ARH after a battle between the two men and members of the Gilbert family.

Police say several items in and around the home were destroyed.

36-year old Tracy Head and 44 year old Randy Jines are charged with burglary, criminal mischief and unlawful imprisonment.

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  • by Joe Location: VA on Jul 26, 2008 at 08:33 AM
    Check out the article in Kingsport Times-News about this incident, it gives more details. Link is below; If the Times-News article is accurate and the bounty hunters kicked in a persons door without an arrest warrant and started pepper spraying everyone inside, I'd say they got off lucky with only being arrested and released. They could be in a morgue.
  • by highlander Location: TN on Jul 25, 2008 at 10:43 PM
    bail enforcement 101. Bounty hunting is illegal in KY. All profesional bail agents know this.
  • by j Location: knott on Jul 23, 2008 at 08:12 AM
    Yes thay are legal, but they cannot break other laws while they are doing their job. No-one is above the law, even if you are trying to catch a law breaker.
  • by ZACK Location: LEXINGTON on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:47 PM
    Here just goes to show that the court system sucks. I think Bounty Hunters should be legal in all 50 states. If you let someone borrow money you would want it back well thats the way Bondsman are. These guys are doing a job and get put in jail and the guy they were after get a tap on the hand again. Well it's sad that the court does things the way they do. The Bounty Hunters should be let free and this low life who robs people should be were they are. FREE THE BOUNTY HUNTERS!!!!!!!!
  • by Jack Location: Paintsville on Jul 22, 2008 at 03:12 PM
    Bounty Hunters are legal in all 50 states. so says the Supreme Court. I'd say that the city of Benham and their police chief are in for a big lawsuit.
  • by Bo on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:46 AM
    There goes that Tn. and Ky. rivalry again go BIG BLUE..
  • by concerned citizen Location: c-town on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:12 AM
    it's a shame that our local law enforcement continues protecting people like this.I think bounty hunters should be legal in any state.If i was a bondsman I would hire bounty hunters to see that people were brought back to justice.Bondsman bail these guys out trying to give them a chance and they think if they go to another state they can't be found but i guess this goes to show them they can.We need more bounty hunters and fewer cops...
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 at 08:20 AM
    Wow. Did they not know that Boutny Hunting is not legal in KY?


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