- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) - A Robertson County school bus driver has been suspended after his arrest on rape charges involving a 16-year-old.

The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1ua9oye ) reports 27-year-old Patrick Dale Pendleton was charged with rape and aggravated statutory rape. One incident is alleged to have occurred on a school bus during a school event Saturday.

Pendleton was booked into Robertson County Jail on Tuesday with bond set at $100,000. He is due in court Nov. 24.

School district spokesman Jim Bellis said the district suspended Pendleton without pay.

Police cited Pendleton last year with failure to exercise due care and failure to yield to a pedestrian after his bus hit a Springfield Middle School teacher in November. Pendleton returned to work less than a week later.


Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide