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Background check complete on incoming city manager
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 15, 2017

The final hurdle in hiring a new city manager is complete with the submission of a clean background check on Greg Wood. The Crossville City Council in regular session approved a motion instructing Mayor James Mayberry to exercise the agreed upon contract with Mr. Wood. Wood will be starting on March 6th with an $80,000 annual salary.

 


Interim City Manager reports increase in sales tax revenue
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 15, 2017

Sales tax revenue for the latest reporting period remains on the rise. For the year to date the City has collected $4.6 million. Interim City Manager Lee Lawson told council that income from beer and liquor sales were flat for the period. Building permits also slowed for the January report with the City taking in $7400. For the year to date the City has collected $155,000 in permit fees.

 
Cookeville Man Arrest For Rape of Child


Cookeville Man Arrest For Rape of Child
Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 15, 2017

A Cookeville man is behind bars on a $1 million bond after DNA evidence matched him as the suspect who allegedly raped a child less than 13-years-old. 31-year-old Landon Powers’ DNA had been entered into a national data base in 1996 on a prior criminal conviction. He’s being held in the Putnam County jail.

 
Crossville Police Department Announces Patrol Captain Promotion


Crossville Police Department Announces Patrol Captain Promotion
Submitted: LT. Brian Eckelson, Crimestoppers Coordinator/Public Information Officer-Crossville Polic Wednesday February 15, 2017

The City of Crossville Police Department is proud to announce the promotion of a new Patrol Captain, CPT. Chris Kendrick. The promotion will be made effective Sunday, February 19th, 2017.

CPT. Kendrick has been employed as a full time police officer with the Crossville Police Department since 1999. Cpt. Kendrick is the K-9 Division Supervisor and handler, Field Training Officer, Tactical Response Unit Sniper, firearms instructor and has had many years of experience as a Patrol Division Shift Lieutenant.

CPT. Kendrick was recognized as the Crosville Police Department’s Officer of the Year in 2002 and 2005. He was also awarded with the Medal of Valor in 2005. As a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, he was recognized with an Officer of the Year Award in 2004. Additionally, CPT. Kendrick has received 13 Officer of the Month Awards, 9 Letters of Merit and 4 Letters of Commendation.

Congratulations Captain Chris Kendrick. Your hard work and professionalism set a fine example of what it takes to be an exemplary police officer. Keep up the good work!

(Photo Courtesy Crossville Police Dept.)

 


'Help' note saves kidnapped Morgan Co. man
WVLT/Peg Broadcasting News Wednesday February 15, 2017

A slip of paper with the word “Help” saved a kidnapped Morgan County man. Local 8 News reports that on Tuesday, February 7th, two men drove the victim, 54-year-old Ray Avril Daughtery, to the Citizens First Bank in Oliver Springs in an attempt to get cash from the victim’s account. When that proved unsuccessful, they drove him to the Citizens First Bank in Morgan County. At some point Daughtery was brutally beaten. Local 8 News reports that Daughtery walked into the second bank in Wartburg with a bloody nose and managed to slip a piece of paper with the word “Help” to one of the employees. The bank called 911, alerting both Wartburg Police and the Morgan County Sheriff's Office, who responded in just a few minutes. "I remember the lady telling me to sit down," said Daugherty. "The next thing I knew the law was right there." Wartburg Police told Local 8 News they arrested Eric W. Turner and Terry Lee Hall. Both were booked into the Morgan County Jail. Turner is being held on $7,000 bond. Hall bonded out of jail.

 

 
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