Thursday, December 23, 2010

Probation Violator Given Jail Sentence

He'll get to spend Christmas at home, but a Cookeville man will have to report to jail next month to begin serving a six-month sentence for violating his probation on a drug charge.  Authorities say 20-year-old Ryan S. Loftis pleaded guilty to the charges against him this week.  He had been captured after authorities were called to a report of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex on Gainesboro Grade.  And while they were not there specifically to arrest him, Loftis apparently thought they were and reportedly jumped out of a third floor window in an attempt to get away.  He broke his arm in the process, and was arrested anyway. In addition to the jail time, he was given a suspended sentence for evading arrest and possession of marijuana.