Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Man Charged With Trespassing At Church

Trespassing and vandalism charges have been brought against a Cookeville man, who reportedly fell through the ceiling tiles of a local church this month. According to police, it happened on a Wednesday night when 23-year-old Phillip Edward Coggins of Ditty Road entered the United Pentecostal Church on South Walnut Avenue and went into a men's restroom there. A church member did not recognize him as a member of the congregation and went to question him. That's when, according to reports, Coggins climbed up into the ceiling, apparently trying to get away, before crashing through. He did about four hundred dollars in damage in the process.