Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Cookeville Man Charged With Assault In Mississippi

A Cookeville man has been arrested in Columbus, Mississippi, on charges of assault. Police say an altercation occurred on Sunday morning when four men decided to share a taxi on the way from a nightclub to the Columbus Inn and Suites motel. A spokesman told the Starkville Dispatch newspaper that, "Words were exchanged inside the taxi, but it is still unclear as to why the four men started fighting." Police say the men were construction workers and they say alcohol was invovlved. One of the victims was taken to the emergency room with a concussion and some broken teeth. 27-year-old Robert Hadley of Sycamore Street in Cookeville was later arrested and charged with aggravated assault.