CRIME & SAFETY
Man facing multiple charges after months-long search in Middle TN
After evading law enforcement officers from two Middle Tennessee counties multiple times since late March, a man was finally arrested over the weekend.
Man Who Eluded Authorities For Over Two Months Due In Court In Cookeville Monday, June 12, 2023
A man who eluded authorities for over two months is due in court on Monday (6/12/2023). Putnam County Deputies first tried to serve Zachery Kurpieski with active arrests warrants on March 30th but he managed to flee in a vehicle. On June 3rd, White County Deputies attempted a traffic stop close to the White County/Putnam County line. Kurpieski was identified but he managed to escape on foot. Later in the evening the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received a call the suspect had been seen outside of a residence in the same area that he had fled from police earlier in the day. Putnam County Deputies responded and were able to take Kurpieski into custody. He is charged with Violation of Probation, Aggravated Kidnapping, Evading Arrest, Simple Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. His bond was set at $59,000 with a June 12th court date. (Photo courtesy PCSO)
Chaos ensues as Knoxville officer's alleged Snapchat encounter takes a dark turn
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Seeking sex, an off-duty Knoxville Police Department officer drove to Cookeville, showed up at a 20-year-old student's apartment and quickly found himself in a world of trouble. Before the night was over Officer Tyriq Campbell, 24, would be accused of blackmail, hurl himself through a second-floor...
Visitor to Murfreesboro Welcomed to Town with her Wallet Being Stolen - $30,000 in Attempted Credit Card Charges
MURFREESBORO, TENN – A 70-year-old Cookeville woman became the victim of a crime while in Murfreesboro. The female, who was shopping in the HomeGoods store near the Medical Center Parkway / Thompson Lane intersection, when an unidentified subject stole her wallet that was sitting inside her purse. Inside the wallet were her drivers license, debit and credit cards, $160 in cash and a checkbook. The wallet also contained medical and health insurance information.
PHOTOS: Firefighters access one of Cookeville’s ‘vast array of cave systems’
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Did you know that Cookeville sits atop a vast array of cave systems?. In a social media post, the Cookeville Fire Department educated the public on the vast array of cave systems the city sits on top of. Firefighters are taking time this week to access one of those caves.
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