A Cookeville man has been charged with stealing jewelry from a local resident he was working for last month.
28 year old Aaron Michael Knight of Thomas Road, Cookeville is charged with theft of property over $10,000. He was arrested April 30. Knight's bond is $10,000 and he will be in court on June 7
Sheriff Patrick Ray reports that on or about Saturday, April 7, Knight was doing some work for a resident on Rolling Acres Road, and allegedly stole several pieces of jewelry from the home valued at over $10,000.
Meanwhile, in another case, 31 year old Jesse Robert Adcock of Obie Adcock Road is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $5,000 and he will be in court June 21. Sheriff Ray said that an officer was called to investigate a domestic complaint on Obie Adcock Road, Tuesday May 1. Upon arrival, the officer talked to a female who said that Adcock had hit her in the face and chest with his fists. Her left cheek was red and swollen and she had a mark on her chest. Adcock allegedly admitted to the officer that he had hit the woman.
45 year old Kenneth Daryl Cox of Murfreesboro is charged with public intoxication. His bond is $1,000 and he will be in court May 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Wednesday, May 2, a deputy saw a man slumped over in a vehicle parked about ten feet from the roadway at Eastside Citgo on Highway 70 east. The officer stopped to do a welfare check and found that the man (Cox) had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person. His speech was very slurred. Cox told the officer that he had been to the club and had drank too much.. He was unsteady on his feet. Cox was unable to get a ride or have someone to pick him up so due to his intoxication level and for his safety, he was placed under arrest.
52 year old James Arvin Gooch of Nashville Highway, Dowelltown is charged with domestic assault. His bond is $3,500 and he will be in court May 17. According to Sheriff Ray, while on patrol in Doweltown Friday, May 4 a deputy turned onto Turner Road and heard a female screaming "get off of me". The female kept on screaming. The officer noticed a man and a woman on the back porch of a residence on the Nashville Highway. The officer approached the home and saw that the woman was sitting in a chair on the porch and that the man was on her. The woman, who had bruising on her right forearm, told the officer that Gooch grabbed her arm trying to get rent money from her.
William Alton Rainey of Sewanee, Georgia is charged with driving under the influence, evading arrest, and vandalism. He was also cited for violation of the implied consent law, violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance), simple possession of marijuana, violation of the registration law, no drivers license, and reckless driving. Rainey will be in court on May 17. His bond is $8,250.
Sheriff Ray reports that on Saturday, May 5, a deputy was dispatched to a complaint of a reckless driver on the McMinnville Highway. The officer spotted a Ford Mustang matching the description of the suspect's vehicle on Highway 56 south near the Smithville city limits. After the deputy got behind the car, it turned onto Dearman Street, failed to yield to a stop sign, and then went down South College Street. The officer activated his emergency lights and sirens to make the stop but the car sped up, traveling at up to 80 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour speed zone. The deputy lost sight of the vehicle near Bryant Street but central dispatch reported that the car was spotted on Jackson Street. When the officer got to Andrews Street, he saw the car, but it was unoccupied. The area was searched and the suspect (Rainey) was observed trying to hide behind a residence. The officer ordered him to stop, but he jumped a fence and fled, breaking the top board off of the fence. Rainey was subsequently apprehended on Morgan Drive. He had in his possession 1.7 grams of marijuana. The officer also noticed that Rainey had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his person and he was very unsteady on his feet. Rainey submitted to but performed poorly on several field sobriety tasks. Rainey refused to submit to a blood alcohol test. Rainey told the officer that he had consumed 2-40 ounce Miller Lites and had smoked a marijuana joint that day. Rainey also claimed to have taken some methamphetamine and cocaine within the last four days.
36 year old Michael Andrew Judkins and 32 year old Crystal Dawn Judkins both of Old Bildad Road, Smithville are each charged with failure to stop resisting, to stop, frisk, or halt. Bond for each is $1,000 and they will be in court May 17. Sheriff Ray said that on Saturday, May 5 a sheriff's department drug detective went to a residence on Old Bildad Road to assist deputies on a welfare check of children. While the detective was to trying to speak with both Mr. and Ms. Judkins, they turned around and started to walk away. They were ordered several times to stop, but they ignored the commands and kept walking. Both Mr. and Ms. Judkins had to be physically restrained. They were then handcuffed and placed under arrest.
19 year old Dakota James Stith of Page Drive, Smithville is charged with criminal impersonation. Sheriff Ray said that on Sunday, May 6 a deputy responded to an unwanted guest call and a possible break-in at a residence on New Home Road. After the officer arrived, the complainant said that the person involved in the incident had left. After obtaining a description of the person and his vehicle, the deputy spotted it and made contact with the suspect. The man (Stith) was asked to produce his identification but he replied that he did not have an ID. He told the officer that his name was D.J. Mason and that his birth date was August 26, 1991. After investigating further, the officer learned that his name is actually Dakota Stith and that his birth date is August 26, 1992. Stith, who has two outstanding warrants against him for failure to appear in court, was placed under arrest. His total bond is $10,500 and he will be in court on May 10th.
30 year old Tiffany Rena Greer of Tami Kay Road, Dowelltown is cited for driving on a suspended license and violation of the financial responsibility law (no insurance). She will be in court on June 6. Sheriff Ray reports that on Friday, May 4, a sheriff's department drug detective pulled over Greer's vehicle, knowing that her driver's license were suspended. A check of her drivers license confirmed it was suspended with only an identification. She was also unable to provide proof of insurance.