Monday, November 15, 2010

Abandoned Vehicle Report Leads To Arrests

Cookeville police say a report of an abandoned vehicle led them to the arrest of two men, wanted on outstanding warrants in Putnam County. But they say the men denied any knowledge of the car that they may have abandoned.  It happened on Neal Street near Old Walton Road when someone called the police department to say that three people wearing hoodie-type sweatshirts had left the 2000 model Chevy Cavalier in the middle of the road and took off running.  Officer Mitch Harrington says he saw the subjects in the area of the Herald-Citizen, but says they apparently hid as he approached the scene.  A few moments later, he spotted 29-year-old Jerrah McKinzie Vincent and 29-year-old Wilmoth Earl Denson, both of Cookeville, walking in the area -- and wearing hoodies. Harrington says both subjects had warrants on them out of Putnam County, so he took them to the jail. At the time of the report, he was still trying to contact the owner of the vehicle, which was towed from the scene.