Tiptonville alderman charged with vandalism
Posted: Monday, January 3, 2011 8:57 pm
TIPTONVILLE (AP) — A Tiptonville alderman is one of two men charged with vandalizing cars after a high school football game.
The State Gazette reports the vandalism occurred after Lake County’s 46-6 loss to Perry County during the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Class A quarterfinals on Nov. 19.
Thirty-two-year-old Reid Yates, a Tiptonville alderman, was arrested Thursday along with 29-year-old William Matthew Forrest. The two are charged with six counts of felony vandalism.
On Friday, Lake County Lt. Danny Tippet II said both men were awaiting transportation to Perry County, where the charges originated.
Perry County Sheriff Tommy Hickerson was unavailable for comment and a spokesman said no information would be released until today.
Other instances of alleged vandalism are under investigation involving other games played in Tiptonville.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
Published in The Messenger 1.3.11