Tuesday, March 23, 2010

False Robbery Report Leads To Criminal Charge

A Cookeville man has been charged with filing a false police report after claiming that he was robbed of money that he had actually given to an alleged drug dealer. Police say 41-year-old Fred Burton Adams of Sycamore Street initially claimed that an old friend of his had come by his house, knocked him down, and stole $120 out of his pocket. When asked whether there were drugs involved, Adams reportedly said no. But police claim he later admitted to giving the friend money to buy Dilaudid. He says the friend left without providing any drugs. Adams will be in court on the charge next Monday.