Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Three Area Teenagers Charged With Burglary

Three 19-year-olds will be in court on December 6th to face charges of auto burglary. Police say the suspects -- Frank Pursell of Smithville, David Atchley of Crossville, and Ethan Spitler of Cookeville -- were arrested on Tuesday for allegedly smashing out the window of a vehicle on the Gainesboro Grade. Officials say they had tried to break the windows on three other vehicles as well.  In addition to the burglary charge, the trio were cited for underage drinking and public intoxication. Meanwhile, the Putnam County sheriff's department is investigating the theft of more than $17,000 worth of furniture, appliances and other items from a home on Medley-Amonette Road. The victim told authorities that her brother-in-law had been living there, but moved out on Monday.  She says that when she arrived at the home, everything she owned was missing from it.