5-day manhunt intensifies for Kentucky fugitive

29 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Kentucky school fearing loose fugitive closed for third consecutive day.

NASHVILLE — Multiple police agencies are now searching in White House, Tenn., for a Kentucky man wanted in connection to an officer-involved shooting that left a deputy wounded over the weekend.A rural Kentucky school district has canceled classes for a third straight day out of fear that a fugitive accused of shooting at law officers in two states might be lurking nearby.SPRINGFIELD, Tn. (WTVQ) – Wanted fugitive Floyd Ray Cook of Kentucky is accused of firing shots at officers Wednesday night in Robertson County, Tennessee, after being spotted by authorities. Marshals were investigating a vehicle Wednesday night leading to a short chase that ended with two people fleeing into the woods near mile marker 108 on Interstate 65, said Danny Shelton, spokesman for the Middle Tennessee U.S.

Marshal Service is the lead agency working the case, but they are working in conjunction with multiple law enforcement agencies including Tennessee Highway Patrol and Putnam County officers. The manhunt comes nearly a year after police spent about seven weeks in search of Eric Frein, the survivalist accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper.

In July, Cook was indicted on charges of first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence, according to Hardin County court records in Kentucky. Several months ago, the Marion County sheriff’s office, making routine checks on the sex offenders in the county, discovered he was no longer living there, said Sheriff Jimmy Clements.

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