Monday, February 21, 2011

Court Date Set For Burglary Suspect

A March 14th court date has been set for a Cookeville man, arrested on charges of aggravated burglary.  Police say 19-year-old Mitchell Payne of West Oak Street is the suspect in the break-in of a home on East 10th Street late last month.  The resident told authorities that someone had stolen a 42-inch flat screen television from the home, and police say that television was later pawned for $150 dollars. The investigation led them to Payne, who claimed that someone else had given him the TV that he had ultimately taken to the pawn shop.  Meanwhile, in a separate case, a March 7th arraignment has been set for another 19-year-old Cookeville man, charged with theft of property.  Justin Eugene Rogers of Carolina Avenue is accused of stealing a Fender Stratocaster guitar out of a dorm room at Tennessee Tech last November.