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McMinnville Man Charged with Rape and his Mother is Charged with Coercion

An investigation by the McMinnville Police Dept. has resulted in charges of a McMinnville man for rape and his mother has been charged with coercion of a witness.
47 year old Gary Lankford, Jr. was taken into custody Wednesday charged with rape and his bond was set at $700,000 dollars. 65 year old Rosemary Kenney was charged with coercion of a witness and is being held on $200,000 bond.
According to the McMinnville Police Dept., after receiving a complaint of allegations of rape of a 14 year old, police received information that Lankford had an active federal indictment pending. During the course of the investigation, detectives learned that Kenney coerced the female into naming someone else for the rape.

Lankford and Kenney were found at a residence on Twin Oaks Rd. in McMinnville. Lankford was taken into custody after a brief standoff while Kenney was taken into custody without incident.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. He is currently the play by play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders on The Rooster 101.5. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,461 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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