Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Disturbance at Kroger Leads to Charges

A Cookeville woman is facing a number of charges today after police responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of the Kroger store on S. Jefferson Ave. this week. Officer Josh Ward says he arrived in the parking lot to find 41-year-old Kelly Kathleen Schaffter of Minnear Street disoriented and sweating profusely. The man who had called police told them that he had found her slumped over the steering wheel. But Ward says when she was checked out by paramedics from the ambulance service, she was cleared medically. That's when, according to Ward's report, Schaffer began getting loud and using foul language, causing a disturbance. She had also allegedly given Ward a false name and date of birth while being questioned. Schaffer was charged with criminal impersonation, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Police say she also had outstanding warrants for failing to appear in court on earlier charges, and they claim they found a glass tube with a brillo pad and drug residue in her purse.