Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Man Shot By TBI Agent Facing New Charges

A July 12th court date has been set for a Cookeville man, now charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to run over an officer who was trying to serve a warrant on him. 46-year-old Michael Lynn Horn is also described by the TBI as a suspect in the death of 28-year-old Cynthia Crabtree, whose body was found in Smith County earlier this month. Authorities say Horn was shot in the arm as he allegedly back his vehicle toward an undercover agent with the TBI. That agent, and several other officers, had been attempting to serve a warrant on him for failing to appear on a DUI charge. Horn was treated and released from Vanderbilt Hospital this week, and is now being held without bond in the Putnam County jail. Authorities have not yet offered any details on why he may be connected with the death of Crabtree, who was reported missing last month. Officials have said that her death was apparently not a homicide, but they haven't yet said how her body came to be on the roadside in Smith County.