Monday, January 24, 2011

Cookeville Man Arraigned On Theft Charges

Monday was an arraignment date in Putnam County criminal court, and among the cases on the docket was that of 25-year-old Christopher Timothy Palmer of Shady Oak Circle in Cookeville. He had been indicted by the grand jury on two counts of theft for allegedly stealing two vehicles in November of last year.  Police say at least one of those vehicles did not run and was later sold to a scrap metal dealer.  Palmer had reportedly told police that he had been paid to haul it off.  Police say they developed Palmer as a suspect because of laws requiring scrap metal dealers to keep records on the names of people they buy from.