Thursday, March 11, 2010
Drug Arrest Leads To Alleged Assault
An April 16th court date has been set for a Cookeville man, charged with assaulting a police officer. Authorities claim that 28-year-old Charles William Gentry of East Jere Whitson Road head-butted Officer Shannon Smith as Smith was placing him under arrest on drug charges. Police say Gentry was charged with manufacture of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance after a search of his home turned up "grow lights" and several "starter" marijuana plants. According to warrants in the case, Gentry gave permission for the search, but -- after he had been handcuffed -- ran his head and body into the officer.