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Tackett charged in gunpoint robbery
He's captured in Cookeville
Christy Danita Newby is charged with aggravated robbery for assisting in the crime.
A fugitive on the lam after robbing a man here at gunpoint has been captured in Cookeville.The alleged robber, Roger Dale Tackett, 44, is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and grand theft for robbing Roy Tate in his home on Saturday, May 21.His alleged accomplice, Christy Danita Newby, 37, is also charged with aggravated robbery for assisting in the crime. They were nabbed in Cookeville after sheriff’s authorities there were alerted to the possibility the suspects could be lying low somewhere in Putnam County.Tackett is accused of putting a gun to Tate’s head during the home invasion robbery.“While the victim was on the ground, Roger Dale Tackett went through his pockets and stole his wallet that contained $220 cash,” said Warren County sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter, noting the robber also took a 40-caliber handgun and some morphine pills off the victim. Tackett reportedly threatened the man’s life during the course of the robbery, Carpenter said.