Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Child Nearly Hit In Church Parking Lot

Reckless endangerment charges are pending against a Cookeville man who allegedly came close to hitting a five-year-old child in a church parking lot this week. Sheriff's deputy Sam Lee says he was off-duty when he noticed two men running around the back of the Rocky Point Baptist Church. He says they were chasing the driver of a truck which had pulled into the parking lot of the church at a high rate of speed. That driver was identified as 71-year-old Poteet Bohannon of North Chestnut Street in Cookeville. He allegedly told deputies that he accidentally got to going too fast on Rocky Point Road and that he did not see the small child in the parking lot when he pulled in.