Monday, June 1, 2009
Naked Woman Charged
A Cookeville woman who was found lying naked in the yard of a home on Oakdale Drive has been charged with indecent exposure and public intoxication. Authorities say the charges were filed against 53-year-old Bitha Denice Miller of Shipley Street after she could not give a satisfactory explanation for her behavior. According to sheriff's Deputy Matthew Hickey, a man arrived at his home about seven o'clock Saturday night, found the nude woman in his yard, and called authorities. When Hickey arrived on the scene, he observed the same thing and told the woman to put her clothes on. He says that she appeared intoxicated and confused when answering questions. She also said that she didn't know how she came to be at that particular home, but recalled being at a local nightclub and asking for a ride home. She also thought she may have been sexually assaulted, but couldn't remember any details. She was examined at the emergency room and then arrested.