Charles Cook

Cook, Charles Benjamin

Date of Booking:

Reason(s) For Booking:
Public Drunk

Willful Obstruction of Law Enforcement Officers-Misdemeanor

Officer’s Narrative:
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On Thursday, January 6th, 2022, at approximately 0108 hours, I was dispatched to 461 Old Mill Place(Toms Place), in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival I met with the suspect in the parking lot, Mr. Charles Cook.

Mr. Cook smelled of alcoholic beverage and stated he was involved in the suspected fight in the parking lot. Mr. Cook was stated things that did not make sense. Inside I made contact with employee who stated that Mr. Cook has been making the employees feel uneasy all night, and other gusts had fought with him in the parking lot. Complainant requested that Mr. Cook leave the property and be trespassed.

Mr. Cook was heavily under the influence. Mr. Cook stated he was going to ride his bike 20 miles to his house on the roadway. Officers told Mr. Cook he could not ride his bike home due to it being night time with no light on his bike, and his level of intoxication. Mr. Cook refused to give officers his address to get him a taxi. Mr. Cook repeatedly tried to leave the scene. Mr. Cook stated he didn’t care if got ran over, and that it would be good for him.

Mr. Cook began to try and push his bike past Officer Kimmons to leave the scene. Officers attempted to detain Mr. Cook. Mr. Cook resisted and pulled away from Officers. Mr. Cook was taken to the ground by Sgt. Cole. Officers maintained control of Mr. Cook on the ground. Mr. Cook placed his hands under his body and refused to comply with officers.

Mr. Cook was placed into handcuffs behind the back after a brief struggle. During the struggle, Mr. Cook received minor injuries to his hands and face. Mr. Cook was transported to Bartow County Jail, where he was left in their custody.

My issued marked patrol vehicle was checked at the start of shift, before and after each transport and was negative of contraband. The incident was recorded on my body worn camera and dash camera. I obtained warrants for Mr. Cook for obstruction and P.U.I. Nothing further.