Man waiting extradition to Missouri

By | July 27, 2007 12:00 am

Jody Sliger
Instead of receiving a speeding ticket and being charged with driving on a suspended license, a Cookeville man will soon be traveling back to Missouri, where he is wanted for a parole violation.
Joshua Thornton, 38, of Cookeville, was arrested Sunday night and booked into the White County Jail.
At approximately 7:45 p.m., July 22, 2007, with radar, Trooper Michael Jolley clocked a vehicle traveling 93 mph on Highway 111 in a 70 MPH zone.
The trooper conducted a traffic stop and as Jolley approached the vehicle he came into contact with three males. The driver, Thornton, quickly advised the trooper he did not have a driver license, “They are suspended,”
he said. Detective John Ford, White County Sheriff Department arrived on the scene to assist Jolley.
A computer check revealed Thornton’s license status was revoked for frequent traffic violations. Two empty beer cans were also discovered inside the vehicle. Thornton was placed under arrest and charged with driving on revoked / suspended license, and violation of open container law. A search of National Crime Information Center (NCIC) revealed Thornton was listed as wanted in Missouri.
According to Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri had issued a warrant for Thornton for parole violation on July 11, 2007.
Thornton has been booked into the White County Jail several times since 2001 and was charged in Putnam County, in May 2007, for possession of a controlled substance. He appeared in Putnam County court, on June 13, where his case was bound over to the September criminal court.

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