Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cookeville Man Indicted In Wilson County

A Wilson County grand jury has indicted a Cookeville man on two misdemeanor counts of assault in connection with a confrontation between the man and an off-duty Mt. Juliet police officer. 61-year-old Ernest W. Paulus Jr. was arrested Jan. 27 and booked into the Wilson County Jail; he was released later that day on a $2,500 bond. He will be arraigned next month. Paulus is charged with assaulting Mt. Juliet Police Cpl. Paul Foutch after the two men exchanged hand gestures and words about 7:30 a.m. Jan. 3 after they exited Interstate 40.