Chaz Colton Miller, 30, of Cookeville was named a person of interest and arrested

On Feb. 13 the Crepe and Creme (CC) restaurant at 7th Street and Walnut Avenue, was hit with gunfire stemming from a road rage incident, according to the Cookeville Police Department (CPD).

“At approximately 6:38 p.m. February 13, 2024, the CPD responded to the area of 7th Street and N. Walnut Avenue near Tennessee Tech University in reference to a firearm being discharged,” according to a release by CPD.

When police arrived, officers discovered the bullet took out a window of CC.

“Although the business was open at the time and there were customers and employees inside, no one was injured,” according to CPD.

Following an investigation, Chaz Colton Miller, 30, of Cookeville was named a person of interest and located at the Marc L. Burnett Student Recreation Center on the campus of Tennessee Tech.

“While the investigation is still active and ongoing, investigators were able to determine that the firearm was intentionally fired at the business as a result of a road rage incident,” according to the release.

Miller has been charged with 10 counts of Reckless Endangerment, a class C Felony, and was being held on a $150,000 bond.

“CPD would like to thank the Tennessee Tech University Police Department for their quick response in alerting students of the situation due to the proximity to campus as well as for their assistance with locating the person of interest. CPD asks anyone who may have information related to this incident to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 931-520-5321 or Dispatch at 931-526-2125,” said CPD.

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