Monday, May 10, 2010

Cookevillians Charged With Kidnapping, Robbery

A June 14th court date has been set for two Cookeville residents charged with two counts apiece of aggravated robbery and aggravated kidnapping. The sheriff's department on Monday reported the arrest of 22-year-old Christian Dawn Pryor of Winston Drive (on the left, above) and 21-year-old Jimmie Blair of the Tech Village apartments (on the right.) According to warrants on file in the case, Pryor and Blair allegedly assisted in the robbery of two men at a Tech Village apartment early Sunday morning. The victims say they were initially contacted by Blair, who asked them for a ride to Tech Village. When they arrived, the men were lured into the apartment, one at a time. It was there that a third suspect pulled a gun on them, demanded money and threatened to kill them if they reported the crime to police. Tennessee Tech officers investigated the initial report, and the sheriff's department served warrants on the two once they were brought to the jail Monday morning.