Monday, November 16, 2009

Police Arrest Alleged Drunk With A Gun

A man who was allegedly trying to sell a handgun on the streets of Cookeville Sunday afternoon is facing criminal charges. Officer Chris Melton says 22-year-old Jeremy Travis Reels of North Cedar Street was arrested on charges of public intoxication and possession of a weapon while under the influence. Melton says he was dispatched to the area of 6th Street and North Walnut in reference to an apparently intoxicated individual with a handgun. He says that individual had reportedly been showing the gun to people on the street trying to sell it. Police say they recovered a Jennings J-22 pistol and one bullet from Reels' right front pocket. The pistol was placed into evidence.