Last Sunday Deputy Jeff Allen was dispatched to a residence in the LaFollette area when a call came in about a man attempting to break into a house. When Deputy Allen arrived that the suspect had left and headed towards a masonic lodge on Old Middlesboro Highway. It was nearby where he found Rodney Daniel, 56 of Buckhorn, Kentucky, hiding in some bushes. Daniel stated that he had driven there but could not remember where he parked his car. Deputy Allen located the car in the opposite direction where Daniel had indicated.
Upon searching the car a pipe reportedly used to smoke methamphetamine was located in the vehicle. Upon checking Daniel through central dispatch Deputy Allen also learned that Daniel was driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Daniel was placed into custody and transported to the county jail where he was charged with criminal trespassing, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while suspended.