Sunday, February 21, 2010

Suspects In Purse Stealing Case Caught

Two suspects, who allegedly stole a purse from the car of an off-duty Cookeville police officer, are in custody today after a brief chase in Livingston Friday. The two were identified as Robert Tuggle and Melissa Donaldson. They were captured as they tried to flee from their vehicle into the woods near Livingston Academy. The school was on a brief lockdown until they were captured. The pair, who iw also suspected in a series of other incidents around middle Tennessee, is accused of breaking out a window on the private vehicle of Cookeville police officer Adrienne Lintz as she stopped at the Kangaroo Mart on East Spring Street Friday morning. Witnesses were able to provide authorities with a description of the black Nissan SUV the two drove away in and that vehicle was later spotted in Livingston.