Monday, March 12, 2018

Teen Facing Multiple Years In Prison After Perry County Crash

LINDEN, TN- A Perry County Grand Jury has handed down a 10 count indictment that alleges a teen was intoxicated when he crashed his vehicle into another vehicle and several injured several people.

Just a few days before Halloween a two-vehicle accident occurred on HWY 412 near the Decatur and Perry County line.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol alleged in their accident report that alcohol was a factor when Resse Brooks, 18, Linden crossed the center line and struck a car driven by Cora Beth Sander, Linden, head-on.

According to sources, the impact of the two vehicles was so severe that it appeared the Brooks vehicle impacted then flipped onto Sanders vehicle and landed in the roadway. According to the THP report, both vehicles came to rest in the opposite direction of travel.
Cora Beth Sanders and her daughter Ava Kate suffered serious injuries in that crash. Brooks and his passengers Kenan Himes, Montavius Vaugh, and Benjamin Brooks were also injured. 

Recently the Perry County Grand Jury returned 10 indictments against Brooks. If Brooks was to be convicted on all counts, he could serve several years in prison.

He faces two counts of Vehicular Assault from the crash. Those counts are related to the injuries to Sanders and her daughter. Vehicular Assault is a Class D felony and can carry up to 12 years in prison on each count. 

Three counts of Reckless Endangerment/Deadly Weapon were also handed down and those charges have to do with the passengers of Brooks'. Those counts of the indictment are Class E felonies and the sentence range on those is 1 to 6 years each. 

The remain 5 counts are misdemeanors or traffic violations such as Failure To Maintain Lane and Financial Responsibility Law.

According to the Perry County Sheriff's Office, Brooks was served with the indictments at the Decatur County Jail where he is being held on other charges.
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