Monday, May 24, 2010

Child Assault Being Investigated

Cookeville police are investigating what is being described as a case of assault against an eleven year old girl. Authorities say the girl's mother told them that she and her daughter were walking in front of the Medical Complex at 100 W. 4th St. around 9:30 in the morning when they passed a white male, who said "Hey" to the girl, and then turned around, placed his arm around her neck and started pulling her backward. Just as the victim started to scream, the man let go. He then got into what was described as a "silver car" and drove away. The suspect was described as being skinny, about 5-8 or 5-10, with gray hair. He also had a "weird" smile on his face as he drove away. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the police department.