Tullahoma Man Facing Several Charges After An Incident On Sunday

Tullahoma police 3A Tullahoma man was arrested on several charges following an incident Sunday Aug. 2 at the intersection of Lincoln and Jackson Streets.
Joel C. Rogers of Cedar Lane was charged with aggravated assault, possession of schedule II and possession of schedule IV.
The arrest came after an alleged incident involving Rogers and the driver of another vehicle.
According to a Tullahoma Police officer along with Tennessee Highway Patrolman, they were flagged down by Joseph Cabral of East Lincoln Street claiming that the vehicle operated by Rogers had almost run into his vehicle as he drove over the railroad tracks on Lincoln Street. When Cabral “yelled at him” he said that Rogers pulled a small handgun at his vehicle.
Rogers told the officer that he was driving “along peacefully when another vehicle pulled up alongside” his vehicle and began yelling and cussing at him. He told the officer that he was worried because the people in the other vehicle were bigger than him and he wanted to “be as big as they were” so he pulled out a handgun but he said that he did not point it at anyone.
One of the troopers told the Tullahoma officer that while looking in the Rogers truck he found a small silver handgun as well as a .22 caliber rifle behind the seat of the truck.
The Tullahoma officer stated in his report that he noticed a waterproof match case in a small tool box located in the passenger seat of the truck. Rogers stated that the bottle contained his prescriptions. In addition to Rogers’ prescription medication were 20 Xanax, 23 Adderall and 13 Celexa pills.
Rogers was booked into the Coffee County Jail on drug and assault charges. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond. He is to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Sept. 17.