Man charged after shots fired into Cookeville home


COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 19-year-old man has been charged with attempted criminal homicide after shots were fired into a Cookeville home on Saturday morning.

According to the Cookeville Police Department, officers responded around 2 a.m. to West Fifth Street near North Willow to investigate a report of gunshots fired from a vehicle into a home.

Police said 19-year-old Jonathan Dees fired gunshots from a vehicle at two men inside a residence. The men fired back as the suspect drove off.

Several bullet casings were found outside of the home, which had been hit by at least one bullet.

Officers said a natural gas meter was also found to be damaged by gunfire and leaking. As a precaution, the Cookeville Fire Department responded and the immediate area was evacuated until the leak could be contained.

Dees was eventually pulled over in White County where he was taken into custody on charges of attempted criminal homicide, reckless endangerment and violation of bond conditions.

His bond was set at $278,000.

Investigators said the incident is believed to be related to domestic violence.

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