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Algood Fire Chief And Public Works Director Charged With Aggravated Sexual Battery

Algood Public Works Director Victor Jones charged with aggravated sexual battery against a victim less than 13-years-old Thursday. According to investigators with the Cookeville Police Department began looking into allegations of sexual misconduct in September 2022. As the investigation progressed, investigators found sufficient information to charge 61-year-old Jones. Jones was arrested and booked into the Putnam County Jail.  The investigation ... Read More »

DA With New Cookeville Location

The district attorney has a new Cookeville office on South Walnut Avenue. District Attorney Bryant Dunaway said the Cookeville office needed the extra space. The new location will better serve the staff as well as the community. “The opportunity arose to have a little bit more square footage, which is really going to serve to our office function better,” Dunaway ... Read More »

Knight: Lee Investigation Should Shift To School Board

The attorney for two former Livingston Academy students said the school board should follow through on the investigation of inappropriate conduct by teacher Mark Lee. “I hope that this isn’t the end of this investigation,” Attorney Brett Knight said. “It’s just a removal of that detour and getting it back where it really needs to be, which is in the ... Read More »

Courts to Slowly Resume Operations

Courts across the state are preparing to slowly resume normal operations. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said the influx of new cases will be a challenge for local officials. “For the last couple of months grand juries have not met in our district,” Dunaway said. “They resumed meeting last week, so that will begin the flow of new cases into ... Read More »

Criminal Investigation Against Lee Continues

The criminal investigation of Livingston Academy teacher Mark Lee is proceeding. District Attorney General Bryant Dunaway said he received an update from investigators this week. He said they were compiling their report and it should be delivered soon. Lee is under investigation for allegedly sexual harassing two female students. In addition to the District Attorney’s investigation, the Overton County School ... Read More »