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Raleigh County man arrested for attempted murder

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RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WVVA) Darrius Cook was arrested by police Sunday morning, January 24th, 2016, according to detectives with the Beckley Police Department.

Cook was wanted in connection with a shooting at the Lewis Ritchie apt complex on January 14.

According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Beckley Police Department received an anonymous tip saying that Cook was driving a silver Kia Forte.

Officers located Cook on South Kanawha Street in Beckley.

The officers initiated the traffic stop, but Cook fled. Officers thought Cook was reaching for a weapon and he was tased. He was then taken into custody.

Cook is charged with attempted first degree murder, malicious wounding, 8 counts of wanton endangerment and unlawful possession of a firearm. He is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $200,000 bond.

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