Knife Apprehended on Courthouse Premises

PUTNAM COUNTY, TN – July 12, 2018, A Sheriff’s Office Deputy apprehended a woman attempting to smuggle a knife into the Putnam County Justice Center. Tina Sweat, 43, of Cookeville, TN, entered the Putnam County Justice Center with a knife. Sheriff’s Office Deputies rapidly ascertained that she was in possession of a weapon, and Deputy Gary Davis took her into custody.

Weapons are prohibited on government property. Law enforcement remains the only exception to this rule. This information is prominently posted with signs in and around the courthouse.

Tina Sweat is charged with weapons carry during judicial proceedings, and her bond is $200,000.