Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sparta Man Facing Assault Charges in Cookeville

August 17th is the first scheduled court appearance for a Sparta man, charged with aggravated assault. Warrants were taken out against 24-year-old John Kyle Simpson after he was allegedly involved in an incident with two Putnam County corrections officers. The officers claim Simpson was tailgating them as they drove down East Spring Street last week and that when they tried to get a license tag number from his truck, Simpson allegedly pointed a rifle at them. Authorities say he ran off after crashing the vehicle in White County, but later turned himself in. He is free on a $5,000 bond, pending his court appearance.