Thursday, January 14, 2010
Illegal Driving Alleged -- For The 9th Time
A charge of counterfeiting has been filed against a Cookeville man, but police say it wasn't fake money he manufactured, but a phony sticker he put on his license plate. Officer Brandon Tayes reports that he stopped a vehicle being driven by 38-year-old Jamie Ralph Heady of Hunter Avenue because he had prior knowledge that Heady had a revoked driver's license. According to the officer, the 2010 license plate sticker that was on the vehicle did not match the license plate number. Heady allegedly told police that he had gotten the sticker from the same man who sold him the truck, but said he had it put on an old license plate in order to avoid being pulled over for having expired tags. According to the report, Heady's license was originally revoked back in 1993 when he failed to satisfy a judgment out of Montgomery County. He has eight prior convictions for driving on a revoked license and has now been charged for the 9th time.