Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Court Date Set For Alleged Jewel Thief
October 18th is when a Putnam County man is scheduled to make an appearance in General Sessions Court on charges of theft. Police say 25-year-old Anthony Heath Howard of Appletree Lane, Monterey, is accused of stealing nearly four thousand dollars worth of earrings from the K-Mart store in Cookeville. The thefts reportedly occurred on two separate occasions -- once in late August and again in mid-September. Police say the store's surveillance video, as well as fingerprints and other evidence were used to bring warrants against Howard. The charges in Cookeville come just a few days after Howard was arrested in a separate case out of Cumberland County. Sheriff's deputies there arrested him after receiving a theft call from Plateau Metal Sales. According to reports, store employees had called to report that a man had come into the store asking about tools, and acting suspiciously. When the man left the store, the employees noticed that he was walking funny, and discovered the tools missing from a display. The vehicle Heath was driving was discovered at mile marker 300 on I-40, and he was allegedly in possession of the missing items.