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Cherokee Co. officials seek man who fled on motorcycle, injuring deputy

Cherokee Co. officials seek man who fled on motorcycle, injuring deputy
Cherokee County Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Friday, August 9, 2013 - 5:06pm

UPDATED: Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 11:05am

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who fled from officers, injuring one, Friday morning.

Around 10:45 a.m., deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office attempted to serve Richard Ryan Cook, 42, with a Felony Pardon and Parole Warrant at his residence located in the area of the south end of FM747.

As deputies walked up toward the residence, Cook fled on a motorcycle, striking one of the Cherokee County deputies.

Several units with the Cherokee County Sheriffs’ Office, Troopers with Texas Department of Public Safety, Precinct One Constable Lynn Kelley, Precinct Three Constable Eddie Lee and the Texas Department of Public Safety Helicopter assisted in the attempting to locate Cook for approximately five hours.

Cherokee County Precinct One Justice of the Peace, Judge Brenda Dominy, has issued an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant using a deadly weapon.

The Cherokee County Deputy Sheriff struck by the motorcycle is in good condition.

Cook is described as being 5’ 10”, weighing around 150 pounds.

He is wanted for Aggravated Assault and a Parole Warrant. The motorcycle is described as a café style sport bike, purple and black in color with an unknown license plate number. 

Cook is considered armed and dangerous and officials warn citizens not to attempt to approach the subject and to call local law enforcement.

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