By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Cookeville man charged in $10,000 Jewelry theft
Knight w sm
A Cookeville man has been arrested by the sheriff’s department and charged theft over $10,000 for allegedly stealing jewelry from a local home while he was working there.Aaron Michael Knight, 28, was arrested after an investigation led sheriff’s detectives to conclude that he was involved.According to Sheriff Patrick Ray, on or about April 7, Knight was doing some work for a Rolling Acres resident when he allegedly stole several pieces of jewelry from the home.The stolen items were valued at over $10,000.Knight's bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on June 7.Meanwhile, 31-year-old Jesse Robert Adcock was charged with domestic assault on May 1.A deputy dispatched to investigate a domestic assault report on Obie Adcock Road talked to a woman who said that Adcock had hit her in the face and chest with his fists.Her left cheek was reportedly red and swollen and she had a mark on her chest.Adcock allegedly admitted to the deputy that he had hit the woman.His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court June 21.William Alton Rainey of Suwanee, Georgia was charged with driving under the influence, evading arrest, and vandalism on May 5.He was also cited for violation of the implied consent law, violation of the financial responsibility law, simple possession of marijuana, violation of the registration law, no drivers license, and reckless driving. Ray reports that a deputy dispatched to check out reports of a reckless driver on McMinnville Highway spotted a Ford Mustang matching the description of the reported vehicle near the Smithville city limits.When the deputy pulled in behind the car, it turned onto Dearman Street, failed to yield to a stop sign, and then went down South College Street.When the deputy activated his lights and sirens to stop the car the driver allegedly sped up, traveling at up to 80 mph in a 30 mph zone.The deputy reportedly lost sight of the vehicle near Bryant Street, but the car was soon spotted on Jackson Street.The officer found the car unoccupied on Andrews Street.Officers searched the area and reportedly found Rainey trying to hide behind a house.When officials ordered him to stop, he allegedly jumped a fence and fled again, breaking the top board off of the fence in the process.Police finally apprehended Rainey on Morgan Drive. Police say Rainey had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet.He allegedly submitted to, but performed poorly on, field sobriety tasks.Ray said Rainey refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.