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Two Arrested Following Gunshots At Local Bar
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday February 6, 2018

Two people were arrested on Saturday after gunshots were fired at a local bar. According to reports, on February 3, 2018, Crossville Police officers responded to a fight call at the Bullfrog Bar and Grill on Genesis Road. Authorities say multiple subjects had been involved in the physical altercation and had witnessed a firearm being discharged into the ceiling, inside of the business. The suspect, identified as Jeremy A. Rockwell, Sr., age 42, and his wife, Nichol L. Rockwell, age 40, both of Crossville, TN, were arrested in relation to the altercation. Police say no one was injured when the firearm was discharged, however there were several people who reportedly receiving minor injuries during the fight. Jeremy A. Rockwell, Sr. was charged with Possession of a Handgun While Intoxicated, Reckless Endangerment and Vandalism. Nichol L. Rockwell was charged with Tampering with Evidence. Crossville police say the incident is an active investigation at this time, and all suspects and arrestees are considered innocent until proven guilty in court proceedings.

"Freedom Fighter Bandit" Arrested And Charged With Bank Robbery

"Freedom Fighter Bandit" Arrested And Charged With Bank Robbery
Donald Q. Cochran United States Attorney MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE/Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday February 6, 2018

Authorities have released the name of the woman suspected of robbing a Crossville bank over the weekend. Nilsa Marie Urena, 25, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged with bank robbery after being arrested near the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Nashville on Saturday. Authorities say that on Saturday, February 3, 2018, around 11 a.m. a woman entered the Upper Cumberland Federal Credit Union in Crossville and handed a teller a note which read, "Bomb [;] 20 minutes [;] no cops [;] Allah." The robber was given $1,000 in $100 bills, after which she left the bank and walked toward a nearby apartment complex, where another bank employee observed her to be changing clothes. During the immediate investigation by responding officers from the Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, officers determined that a suspect matching the description of the robber was traveling in a vehicle registered to a car service. Authorities surreptitiously alerted the car owner that he was possibly transporting a bank robbery suspect and the driver continued to send text message updates to law enforcement as they traveled to the Greyhound Bus Terminal in Nashville. Ms. Urena was taken into custody at a nearby market by Metro Police. Authorities say that Urena was being sought by the FBI for her involvement in multiple bank robberies in Georgia and had been dubbed by the media as the "Freedom Fighter Bandit." There was also an active warrant for Urena charging her with one of those robberies in Douglas County, Georgia. If convicted, Urena faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
U.S. Attorney Douglas Cochran commended the outstanding response and investigation by the Crossville Police Department and the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department; the FBI and the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department; and also commended the actions of the witnesses and the driver of the vehicle who provided invaluable assistance to law enforcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Jaworski is prosecuting the case.


AAA Tuesday February 6, 2018

Gas prices increased throughout most of the country last week, albeit by a smaller margin than recent weeks. Tennessee gas prices increased by only 1-cent during the past week, but declined by fractions of a penny over the weekend. Sunday's average price of $2.41 is 14 cents more than a month ago, and 34 cents more than this time last year. Pump prices for this time of year are at their highest levels since 2014. The state average for the entire month of January finished at $2.33; an increase of 21 cents compared to January 2017.

CCHS November & December Students of the Month

CCHS November & December Students of the Month
Submitted Tuesday February 6, 2018

Cumberland County High School recently awarded the November and December Student of the Month.

(Photo courtesy CCHS - Pictured: Drew Moses State Farm Agent (Student of the Month Sponsor), Trenton Dean - 10th grade (DEC.), Colton Koinig - 11th grade (DEC.), Gwen Guidara - 12th grade (DEC.), Ashleigh Hirst - 9th grade (DEC.), Audrey Fairman - 9th grade (NOV.), Audree Kerley - 10th grade (NOV.), Jonothon Perry - 11th grade (NOV.), Jon Hall - Principal. Not Pictured: Andrew Janow - 12th grade (NOV.) )


Delivery Truck Driver Traps Alleged Cigarette Thief
Peg Broadcasting News Tuesday February 6, 2018

A Knoxville man's attempt to steal cigarettes went up in smoke when he was foiled by a delivery truck driver. According to the Cumberland County Sherriff's Department, the driver spied 42 year old Michael Shane Caffey in the back of his truck, allegedly stealing cigarettes. The quick thinking driver slammed the door shut and locked Caffey inside. According to reports, Caffey began screaming that he had a gun. When the authorities arrived, they cautiously opened the trailer. Caffey did not appear to be armed, but he did break free from the officers. Following a short foot pursuit, Caffey was seized and arrested for burglary and evading arrest. On his person was a new package of cigarettes shoved in his underwear. Caffey was booked into the Cumberland County Justice Center. His court date was set at $3,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on February 12th . Caffey is also wanted in Knox County for a parole violation.


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