Cookeville Man Charged With Child Rape

Posted at 11:22 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 12:22:33-05

A 31-year-old man has been charged with child rape in Putnam County.

Officials with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office said Landon Paul Powers, of Cookeville, has been arrested for allegedly raping a child younger than 13-years-old.

The investigation began after a sample was collected and sent to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for analysis.

Authorities said the sample matched Powers’ DNA provided to a database from a previous conviction. 

Powers listed his address as homeless but previously lived on Springdale Drive.

He was held on a $1 million bond.