May 11, 2018
Two Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit
Cookeville, TN – On May 10, 2018 at approximately 4:30 PM, officers observed a
white 2008 Ford F250 pickup truck traveling westbound on Interstate 40 near Exit
286. A computer registration check indicated the vehicle had been reported
stolen from Jackson County.
When officers attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver increased his speed in an
attempt to evade police. The pursuit continued westbound onto Interstate 40 until
the driver abruptly changed directions using the interstate median to cross into
the eastbound lanes. Officers followed the suspected driver southbound onto
Highway 111 eventually reaching the intersection of South Jefferson Avenue and
The suspect lost control of the vehicle striking a dirt embankment
causing the vehicle to overturn in the roadway ending the pursuit.
Three suspects were detained after the vehicle crashed. The driver, Nicholas
Kaden Geesling, was arrested and charged with resisting arrest, possession of a
firearm during the commission of a felony, reckless endangerment, evading
arrest, theft of property, and driving under the influence. Mr. Geesling is being held
on a $56,500 bond.
A passenger, Miles Brent Cumby, was charged with public
intoxication and theft of property. Mr. Cumby is being held on a $20,000 bond.
A third passenger was transported to the Cookeville Regional Medical Center for
non-life threatening injuries and was not charged.
The Cookeville Police Department was assisted by the Putnam County Sheriff’s
Department and the Tennessee Highway Patrol.