Sunday, January 31, 2010

Potential Murder Witness Being Sought

Here's the picture of a man Cookeville police say they want to talk to in regards to a shooting last week. The press release from the Department is below:

At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 28, our officers were dispatched to a reported disturbance and shooting at 260 Carr Avenue, apartment K. Upon their arrival, they found several persons at the location and immediately located one person who had been shot.

Franklin Todd Crabtree, a white male, age 32, from Knoxville had been shot multiple times by unknown assailant(s). He was transported to Cookeville Regional Medical Center and then flown to Erlanger Trauma Center where he died early this morning around 4 a.m.

According to several witnesses, some type of altercation took place between the victim and the two suspects that ended in the shooting. These suspects had left the scene prior to our arrival.

Both suspects are described as white, male, possible ages between 20 and 25. No further confirmed suspect physical description information is available at this time. We believe these suspects left the scene in an unknown vehicle.

This investigation is active and ongoing; we will provide additional updates as information is available.

In conjunction with this investigation, the Cookeville Police Department is attempting to locate Dallas Carl Allen. Mr. Allen is 49 years old, 5’7”’, 170 lbs., and has dark blond colored hair. It is believed Mr. Allen possesses information that would assist in this investigation.