Saturday, September 25, 2010

Criminal Charges Now Pending In Gun Case

A Cookeville man, who was taken into custody by police earlier this month after he broke into a friend's apartment and threatened to shoot himself, has now been charged with reckless endangerment. We first reported back on September 13th that officers responded at about 5:30 in the morning to a man armed with a handgun at the Saxony apartment complex. At that time, police said 34-year-old Michael W. Johnson of Breeding Avenue had entered a friend’s unoccupied apartment and refused to exit. Police say Johnson indicated to friends by telephone communications that he may be suicidal, and during negotiations with Johnson, concern about his medical condition grew. At that point, entry was made into the apartment, and he was taken into custody for medical evaluation. He now has a court date on the reckless endangerment charge scheduled for October 25th.