INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Help Locate Wanted Person: James Nicholas Cook
Date: 2020-07-06
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #N/A
Summary:

*** Updated 07/10/20 at 13:o0 PM ***

Following the arrest of Cook on his outstanding warrant, JPD Officers contacted Cook at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and additionally arrested him on several charges related to incidents on 07/04/20 and 07/05/20. Information related to both those incidents are as follows:

On 07/04/20, at about 3:39 AM, JPD received a second hand report that someone had pulled a gun on another person in the 9400 block of Glacier Highway. Officers responded to the area and identified a 25-year-old male who said he was assaulted by James Cook. The 25-year-old male said he was in the parking lot of a business when Cook drove up in a silver Chevrolet, walked up and punched him in the face and then pulled out a pistol and pointed it at him. Cook then went into a nearby hotel. Police attempted to contact Cook at the hotel, but he jumped out of the hotel window, ran from the area and was not located.

On 07/09/20, Cook was arrested at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and charged with the following:

  • Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony.
  • Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony.
  • Assault in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony
  • Assault in the 4th Degree, a class A misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment, a class A misdemeanor
  • Reckless Driving, a class A misdemeanor

On 07/05/20, at about 2:13 PM, JPD received a report of a motorcycle and a silver Subaru racing each other, inbound on Glacier Highway. It was reported that the vehicles were passing other vehicles on double yellow lines and generally driving unsafe. The license plate provide for the Subaru listed James Cook as the registered owner. Officers located the vehicles driving inbound on Glacier Hwy and attempted to stop the Subaru. The Subaru didn't stop and continued to drive at a high rate of speed up Peterson Hill. The Subaru then made a left turn on Hamilton Street and drove to the end of the road. The vehicle stopped and the driver, James Cook, exited the vehicle and ran into the woods. Cook was not located at that time. The Subaru was impound and a search warrant was obtained to search it. Inside the vehicle, officers located two pistols, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of methamphetamine.

On 07/09/20, Cook was arrested at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center and charged with the following:

  • Fail to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the 1st degree, a class C felony
  • Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony
  • Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 3rd Degree, a class C felony
  • Misconduct involving a controlled substance in the 5th degree, a class A misdemeanor
  • Driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked, a class A misdemeanor
  • Reckless Endangerment, a class A misdemeanor

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*** Updated 07/06/20 at 2:26 PM ***

On 07/06/20, at about 12:30 PM, JPD officers located James Nicholas Cook in a parking lot of the 9200 block of Glacier Highway. Officers made contact with Cook and placed him under arrest per his warrant without further incident. Cook was taken to the jail and held without bail.

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The Juneau Police Department is seeking community assistance in locating 32-year-old James Nicholas Cook. Cook currently has a no bail AST felony arrest warrant for a parole violation, related to the original charge of assault in the 3rd degree and escape in the 2nd degree.

Additionally, Cook is wanted for questing in the report of an assault with a firearm on the morning of July 4th, 2020. Cook is considered potentially armed and dangerous.

Cook is described as a while male, 5'10" tall and weighing approximately 180 lbs. He has brown hair and brown eyes. A photo of Cook has been posted on the JPD Facebook page.

If anyone has information regarding the location of Cook, they should call JPD on the business line at (907) 586-0600. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Juneau Crime Line. Crime Line is a non-profit organization composed of a cross-section of the community and is designed to aid police agencies in their investigations.  Tipsters are guaranteed anonymity and given a number when claiming a reward of up to $2,000.00.  If you have information on this or any other crime, log on to http://juneaucrimeline.com

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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