Monday, April 11, 2011

Sexual Battery Charges Dropped Against Ckvl Man

The District Attorney's office in Cookeville has decided against proceeding with a sexual battery case against a local insurance agent. They say there's not enough evidence against 44-year-old Carey Bass to convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the crime. Bass had been accused of accosting a female client while he was in her home doing an inspection for an insurance claim. He denied the charges. Meanwhile, in a separate case, a Sparta man will be in Putnam County criminal court on May 17th to face a charge of aggravated statutory rape. Authorities say 29-year-old Paul Allen Knowles of Hickory Valley Road allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old Monterey girl last October. He was indicted after an investigation conducted by the Monterey police department.