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Raleigh County man arrested for attempted murder


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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