Friday, April 15, 2011

Silver Point Man Cited For Tattooing Minor

If he didn't know it before, a Putnam County man now knows that giving a tattoo to a minor is against the law in Tennessee.  24-year-old Jimmy Eddi Hancock of Mill Pond Road in Silver Point was arrested after an investigation by Monterey police.  Officer Larry Bates says that the parent of a 13-year-old girl reported to police in January that Hancock had tattooed the word DREAM in the girl's lower abdominal area. According to Bates, during the investigation there were several witness statements collected -- including one from Hancock, who allegedly admitted to giving the girl the tattoo. Violation of the law against tattooing minors is a Class A misdemeanor.