Monday, June 22, 2009

Cookeville Man Now Facing Murder Charge

A Cookeville man, now charged with second degree murder, is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court Wednesday for an arraignment. The attempted murder charge against 43-year-old Scotty Robinson of Walnut Village was amended after the man he shot last week died at Erlanger Hospital. Police say Robinson shot 37-year-old Gerald Dewayne Randolph of Old Sparta Road at least once in the head with a .25 caliber handgun. The two had reportedly been arguing over some prescription pain medication that belonged to Robinson. Although witnesses tell conflicting stories, police believe that Robinson shot Randolph as he was leaving the apartment with that medication. The court has appointed an attorney to represent Robinson, who was jailed under $250,000 bond.