Thursday, January 20, 2011
Court Date Set For Alleged Beer Thieves
February 28th has been set as the court date for two Cookeville men, who allegedly stole a case of Bud Light beer from Walmart, and also damaged a plastic wall covering in the process. Police say 28-year-old Shannon Dale Kelly and 27-year-old Benton Dale Long were cited after Walmart security guards caught them allegedly cutting "a large hole in the plastic wall of the garden center and attempted to shove the beer through the hole." They were charged with both theft and vandalism. According to the reports, the beer was valued at less than twenty dollars, but the damage to the wall was more than five hundred.