Monday, July 6, 2009

Motorcycle Wreck Leads to Two Arrests

A motorcycle accident on S. Jefferson Ave. in Cookeville last week has led to the arrest of two people -- but in separate cases. Police say the man who wrecked the cycle fled the scene and they began a search for him, which led them to a home on South Creek Drive. Officer Calvin Anderson says he got permission to search the home and looked inside a closet to see "an eyeball looking at me through a pile of clothes." He says he placed a taser beam in the area of the clothes and ordered the subject to come out of the closet. The man was then identified as 31-year-old Bobby Lee Hensley Jr. of Cookeville. He was not the man who had run from the motorcycle wreck, but was wanted for failing to show up in court in a different case, and so was taken into custody. Meanwhile, police doing an inventory at the scene of the wreck found a motel key, which they traced to the Star Motor Inn. After talking to a woman in a room there, she told authorities that her ex-husband was hiding under the bed. 38-year-old Steven Wayne Sherrill of Willow Avenue had apparently been hurt in the wreck and was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was also charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash and driving on a revoked license.