Sunday, October 3, 2010
Cookeville Man Arrested In Rape Case
A November 16th arraignment has been scheduled in Putnam County criminal court for a Cookeville man, charged with rape. Authorities say 22-year-old Jonathon Andrew Dietz of Wells Drive is accused of raping an acquaintance in the parking lot of a local bar. He denies the charge. According to the Putnam County sheriff's office, the victim in the case reported that she was assaulted by Dietz in July of 2009 in the parking lot of the club known as Forbidden. Evidence in the case was presented to a grand jury, which issued an indictment against Dietz, but officials say he wasn't arrested until late last week when authorities in Orange County, Florida, took him into custody. He is also wanted for violating his probation on a previous drug conviction.