Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Man Claims Assault At Mardi Gras Ball

Cookeville police say they still have some interviews to conduct as they investigate allegations of an assault at the Mardi Gras Ball fund-raiser for Genesis House, the local domestic violence shelter. The fund-raiser was held at the Leslie Towne Center a couple of weeks ago, and a man who was at the event claims he was assaulted in the parking lot. Ken Krolik and other witnesses reportedly claim that a woman attacked him and inflicted a skull fracture. According to the police report, a fight broke out outside of the Centre after an argument inside the building. Crystal Kerr was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, and about a dozen other people are listed on the police report as witnesses or suspects. But police spokesman, Captain Nathan Honeycutt, told a Nashville TV station this week, "It’s very important for the investigator to get to talk to the victim in depth, get that point of view and then interview other people."