Monday, February 14, 2011

Arrest Made In Armed Robbery Of Local Couple

Cookeville police have arrested one person they believe is responsible for the reported armed robbery of a Putnam County couple last week. The couple told the sheriff's department that they had gone to a home on Glenn Road, northwest of Cookeville, Thursday night, so that the woman could pay off a debt when the residents of the home allegedly knocked down the victim, pulled out a gun and took her money, cell phone and purse. 22-year-old Courtney Michael Barrett of East 6th Street was later arrested on two counts of aggravated robbery, and police are looking for a second suspect in the case. Barrett's bond was set at $20,000 and he goes to court March 14th.